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Being born in a city as eclectic as Mexico City and later moving to New Orleans has greatly influenced and expressed in my Art. My work has been of a contemporary nature using the figure as the important element in the visual narrative, merging it with abstract concepts and techniques as a way to move through a space. All the elements become a metaphoric voice, capturing the human nature that is reflected while balancing between intimacy and distance.

Presently, I am developing two projects using portraiture. We’re all Alike consists of a series of portraits intended to create a large-scale installation, and Decoding the Purity of an Icon is a series of acrylic/oil female portrait paintings on canvas.

I attempt to search for an intimate connection with the human soul. Let the most basic feelings emerge from the eyes of the people that surrounds me, which I know and sometimes just meet. Portraiture allows me to explore emotions, experiences, memories and expectations, the ethereal nature of the human soul in the sublime unknown.

My drawings and paintings are an extension of my identity, culture and the community I live in, using form and color as an idea, an attitude and an interpretation that questions the permanence of the world surrounding me.
I seek a spiritual transformation through the use of different mediums, for a visual experience. This approach conveys a wide range of sensations and emotions that transport the observer from total excitement to an apparent serenity.
    

    


 
BELINDA FLORES-SHINSHILLAS​​
 
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