Being born in a city as eclectic as Mexico City and later moving to New Orleans has greatly influenced and expressed in the work of Belinda Flores-Shinshillas. Her work has been of a contemporary nature using the figure and representational elements as an important component in the visual narrative, merging it with abstract concepts and techniques as a way to move through a space. All her elements become a metaphoric voice, capturing the human nature that is reflected while balancing between intimacy and distance.
In a period of two years Flores-Shinshillas developed two projects using portraiture. “We’re all Alike” that consists of a series of portraits intended to create a large-scale installation, and “Decoding the Purity of an Icon” is a series of female oil portrait paintings on canvas with two installations.
She attempted to search for an intimate connection with the human soul, letting the most basic feelings emerge from the eyes of the people that surrounds her. This included people she knew or sometimes just meet.  Portraiture allows Flores-Shinshillas to explore emotions, experiences, memories and expectations. The ethereal nature of the human soul in the sublime unknown.
Currently, Flores-Shinshillas is working in three series consisting in works and
installations of intaglio-etching prints and oil on canvas, paper and panels. 
Her drawings and paintings are an extension of her identity, culture and the community she lives in, using form and color as an idea, an attitude and an interpretation that questions the permanence of the world surrounding her.
Flores-Shinshillas has exhibited her work internationally in Mexico and Ecuador. She has had solo and group shows in El Paso, Texas, Santa Fe, Taos and Las Cruces in New Mexico, Connecticut, North and South Carolina, Covington and New Orleans in Louisiana. 

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