Spanish artist flaunts skill in live painting session

Captures the beauty of Pakistan’s natural landscape on canvas to much appreciation by audience

Our Correspondent May 25, 2024
Art pieces depicting vivid images of snow leopards, tigers, wolves and foxes are being showcased at the exhibition. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE


A prolific artist, Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro, whose artworks are on display at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) and are wowing visitors, hosted an artist’s talk along with a live demonstration of his awe-inspiring technique and skill.

The session was held in the PNCA lecture hall and while it allowed art enthusiasts to learn more about the Spanish artist, it also offered them the enlightening experience of watching an artist perform and channel his creative process.

Navarro manipulated the paint brush with finesse and skill to bring the canvas to life right in front of the audience, which was comprised of everyone from diplomats to young students. The painting he created during the session was in line with the theme of his current exhibition, in which he has captured the beauty of Pakistan’s diverse landscape and scenic sights. He shared that the paintings are his way expressing his love for the beauty of Pakistan.

The celebrated artist has a remarkable portfolio, which consists of works that have been showcased at 50 exhibitions around the world, including eight solo exhibitions held in Spain and the USA.

Navarro allowed the audience a glimpse into his impressive artworks in a presentation in which he touched upon the inspiration and process behind several of his acclaimed pieces. He also paid homage to his mentors, Carlos Moreu Spa and Guillermo Muñoz Vera, who are well-established artists themselves.

The audience displayed an enthusiastic response to the session, admiring Navarro’s talent and taking inspiration from his dedication. The exhibition showcasing his paintings inspired by Pakistan’s natural beauty is still ongoing at the PNCA in Gallery No.6 until May 28.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 25th, 2024.


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