I Am Not Who You Think I Am/No soy quien crees que soy

Salvador Jiménez-Flores's avatar Salvador Jiménez-Flores

I am a nomadic artist who journeys through the Americas, creating rascuache art and high art, speaking Español, English and Spanish. Occasionally, I feel I have a static sense of identity and sometimes I have an inventory of multiple identities. I fit in here and there but No soy ni de aquí ni de allá. I am one, in two worlds. The content of my work is a fusion of myth, history, religion, politics, and popular culture and is driven by my life experiences. The body of work I Am Not Who You Think I am has allowed me to mask myself with stereotypes and expectations assigned to me merely because I am a member of an ethnic group within the dominant White culture in the United States. By confronting these various assigned personas, I can then remove the baggage that I have accumulated and carried for years. I am digging deep down into my inner self—hoping to find universality and humanness in my work that transcends adaptation and blurs the division of dominant and ethnic groups.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: Approx. 16ft
  • Medium: Ceramic and mixed media
  • Width: Approx. 16ft
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: Approx. 10ft