Carolyn Cárdenas

Early Works


Although as a post graduate Carolyn Cárdenas developed her content and style in California, she grew up in the south during the civil rights movement. This informed her work in pieces such as The Skylight Zone, A Woman’s Half Bath and Bread and Milk. Her love of Renaissance genre and figurative painting also pushed her to explore the art historical movements of Surrealism, Social Realism and Magic Realism. The combination of egg tempera techniques, along with pastel and mixed media, provided the studio instruments to record and interpret her volatile and increasingly complex culture.