About

Ximena Quinteros Aillon
XHIVA

My name is Ximena Quinteros, Born in La Paz, Bolivia 1978
My paintings are inspired
by the experiences I’ve had in my quest to explore spirituality and rituals from Shamanism
and Native traditions.
I have studied Art in La Carrera de Artes UMSA La Paz, Bolivia 1996 – 1998, 1998 till 1999
I studied on Le Ecole des Beaux Arts de Monaco, and from 2000 to 2001 I had the pleasure
to meet learn and be Aprenticeship from Ernst Fuchs, 2002 -2004 I was in ESBA, La Paz –
Bolivia. And as I became mother in 2004 I started to organized my own exhibitions and
explore new techniques.
I seek to express my journey through colors, elements and density in each composition.
My work is influenced by the mixed technique of Ernst Fuchs and collages with different
pigments and earth elements such as sand, seeds, crystals, plants and other elements.
My paintings are signed with my artist name
“Xhiva”.

Since young age I was attracted to express my self through art and creativity and enter in a proces of research connecting with symbols, religions, old traditions and wisdom, connecting with the invisible worlds and realities, this was guiding me in 1996 to start an intensive journey of self exploration and transformation with Shamanism, Sacred Plants and Spiritual Practices with Masters and Teachers from different Native traditions, Quechua, Aymara, Shipibo, Kamentsa, Camino Rojo, Cofan, Schwar, and Buddhist
In 1999 I have meet the distinguish painter and artist Ernst Fuchs and work with him as an aprentice for one year in Monaco and Klagenfurt as asistant in the murals of the Apocallipsis Chapel there I found for first time resonance in the style of Fantastic Realism with the Misch technique and also the Visionary Art.
After that I’ve returned to Bolivia and became mother what pushed me to start to make my own exhibitions and start my journey as single mother from 2004.

There I  start to work in deep commitment with Shamanic Ceremonies.

I was participating in Long and Sun Dances, Vision Quest and also being Fire Eagle from Ceremonies in my journey, I feel that to have a spiritual path is also a process of deep commitment that takes time and is experienced in life it self, there is where one can develop their own sensitivity connection and true nature.

Since 2008 I start to Guide and offer Sweatlodge Ceremonies and individual Healing sessions.

In my life or Soul – Journey I am applying Art, Native Ceremonies, Rituals and practices with a Wholistic approach and a way of life. In 2012 I have my second child and keep my journey as mother, medicine women, shaman, therapist and as artist. Since 2016 I reside in Switzerland.

www.xhivart.com

 

My paintings are inspired by the experiences I’ve had in my quest to explore native rituals from Shamanism and Native Rituals. 

I seek to express my journey through colors, elements and density in each composition. My work is influenced by the mixed technique of Ernst Fuchs and collages with different pigments and earth elements such as sand, seeds, crystals, plants andother elements that I consider important for the piece of Art. My paintings are signed with my artist name “Xhiva”. I do special paintings on behalf of my clients who wish to have a personalized and unique spiritual painting that transmits their individual strength and vitality. I also offer body painting and Soul portraits.

I have paintings in stock if you want to see and buy them. Please contact me so that I can send you the pictures of the paintings available, or you can come visit my studio.

The use of the pictures of my paintings is not permitted without prior approval from me, thank you