Shunyi's techniques are often experimental. This piece incorporates soft varnish and photopolymer.
Barbara Shunyi 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.
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 orient. Many of the prints even leave the impression of raku pottery, with its sense of birth through fire.