I AM NOT WHO YOU THINK I AM
SALVADOR JIMENEZ FLORES
April 29, 2016 - June 10, 2016
Salvador Jiménez-Flores' solo exhibition, I Am Not Who You Think I Am, combines ceramics, installation, prints and video to explore a fusion of myth, history, religion, politics, and popular culture and is driven by his life experiences. As a Mexican-born artist living in the United States Jiménez-Flores feels the responsibility to address the issues that affect his community and identity to create awareness and propose actions through art. He wants to capture what others overlook by choice or by ignorance. The work in this exhibit allows the artist to mask himself with stereotypes, perceptions and expectations assigned to him merely because he is a member of an ethnic group within the dominant White culture in the United States. Through these works he digs deep down into his inner self through this process — hoping to find universality and humanness that transcends adaptation and blurs the division of dominant and ethnic groups.
About the Artist
Salvador Jiménez-Flores is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised in Jalisco, México. Since coming to the United States, Jiménez-Flores has contributed to the art scene by producing a mixture of socially conscious installation, public, and studio-based art. Jiménez Flores has exhibited his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in México, Nicaragua, and the USA. Since completing his Master’s Degree, he has worked as a Community Arts Advocate, and a member of Next Art Chicago, in addition to continuing his own artistic practices.