Carmen Calvo's Influence In Pop Art

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Carmen Calvo is one of the most creative, influential, and eccentric contemporary artists of today's Hispanic culture. With works such as No es lo que parace ("It's not what it looks"), Calvo has certainly earned the right to call herself a true artist. With early influences of Post-Minimalism as well as Pop Art, Calvo has managed to establish her own distinctive identity via the usage of visual language. What makes her work so eccentric is her ability to take one object that generally has very deep associations with history and manipulate it using mixed media, or multiple mediums, to have a completely different meaning. In one of her paintings, for example, there is a boy reading a book. However, Calvo draws a blindfold over the boy's face,
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