Former dancer Cardin is a self-portraiture photographer who works around the themes loneliness, isolation, fear and transformation.
“At the heart of all great art is an essential melancholy.”
― Federico García Lorca
Cardin has been developing her contemporary figurative work, inspired by music, dance, and the human themes mentioned above. Cardin works primarily in self-portraiture to illustrate scenes that bewitch and explore our human sensibilities through abstract stories with a visual dialogue between the viewer and the artist.
''The images from the series Bailaora are especially meaningful to me, as it was the very first figurative self-portraiture series I did. This is what made me fall in love with the process and focus my work in this direction. It was very simple, and almost painterly, depicting a flamenco dancer, which is an art form I’m passionate about and have done for many years''.
When we look at her work we feel being part of a transformative dance that brings us into new places. The way she captured the movement with such an elegance is astonishing.