"I want to create vibrant pieces that speak to the soul and evoke emotions that lie in the depths of our subconscious."

I am an Artist. I am a first-generation Mexican-American woman born and raised in San Jose, CA. As a young teen, I picked up a pencil and began to sketch 50 cent homie stickers from the drug store slot machines. I gradually started sketching objects, buildings and people. Soon after, I discovered paint brushes and fell in love.

 

When someone asks me who my first love was, I respond "my paint brushes." It does not matter how much time passes me by, my paint brushes are always there when I need them most. Two words that describe my paintings: Vibrant and Detailed. My paintings are influenced by my culture, Mother Nature and the female anatomy. ​

Today, I am painting with a heavy focus around empowering women. Latina women particularly heavily influence the woman I am becoming.  I want to create vibrant pieces that speak to the soul and evoke emotions that lie in the depths of our subconscious. More importantly, I want passion and pride to spread like wildfire across my community. Through my work, I hope to capture someone's ancestor, mother, wife, sister and daughter in the reflections of my "Latina Empowerment" portraits.

¡Animo!

Arely Cardenas- Artist

March 2020 Featured Artist at the SJSU King Library Exhibit Gallery

Temporary Installment

Everlasting Impression

"No Words, Action Only" Mural

June 2020 Black Lives Matter Civil Rights Movement

San Jose, Ca

Get to know the artist, an interview with Local Luv Visual Podcast host Azer 

 © 2020 by Arely Cardenas

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