The work of Bárbara Shunyí follows in the long artistic tradition that the graphic arts provide. While embracing those traditions, she develops them into something new with all the rigor and enthusiasm that printmaking allows. Eastern and Western influences juxtapose themselves freely in her work. Abstraction, and the textures and colors of her native Spain, combine with the influences of the Asia. Many of the prints leave the impression of raku pottery, with its sense of birth through fire.
Bárbara Shunyí has been a strong proponent of non-toxic engraving for years. She has worked and exhibited in major centers for printmaking in Rome, Berlin, Paris and Copenhagen. But perhaps her time in Beijing has had the greatest impact on both the craft and style of her work.