Spanish artist Encarna Diaz opens her first show in Mexico

Mexico City, Aug 31 (EFE).- Spanish artist Encarna Diaz is exhibiting her work for the first time in Mexico City, where the public can view 35 paintings, sculptures and photographs produced in the Mexican capital and in Merida, Yucatan, the National Culture and Arts Council, or Conaculta, said.

The exhibition, which runs until Sept. 18, is being held at Mexico City's Casa de Cultura del Periodista.

"The place where I live (Asturias) is one of much rain and gray skies. The paintings I do there are darker. But here in Mexico, the light, the vegetation and the exuberance made me go for vivid colors, you can smell the joy and all the visual and sensory perceptions that I wanted to instill in the works," Diaz said.

The works, all created between 2012 and 2014, feature pastel colors, with powerful and brilliant tones also present in some of the paintings.