Carlos Alberto Cardona Bahamón (1968) born in Ibague - Colombia, practiced artistic drawing as a hobby throughout his school years and up averaging college. Already well advanced at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering finds his natural gift is more than a distraction and decides to leave that career to devote himself to art and make it his own way, and livelihood. Having practiced various techniques, including drawing pen, charcoal, pencil, located in the oil painting best means to express their ideas. Its formation is self-taught fully, without going through any school either to study painting techniques and artistic theory. For many days in the arts section of the Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, time passed without noticing, immersed as he was in the books that revealed the creations of many names that are history in the art world; Dalí, Rembrandt, Rubens, The Flemish Primitives, the romantic nineteenth century, almost everyone in general, which was filled with inspiration unclear about the proper path. In the meantime gave their first strokes in the primitive or naive, full style, almost pure, vivid colors without much nuance. In this first time out several paintings inspired by everyday life, in the particular customs of the small-town, rural, simple life in its message and its realization. It was then that deepening the great masters of the golden century of Dutch and French nineteenth realistic, that is to follow a line on which progresses to reach its own style. Finally, leaving behind primitivism to enter the costumbrismo a shade closer to realism. Their models are basically Peter Hoch in the management of interior spaces, Jan Vermeer in the handling of light and Jacob Ruysdael in the treatment of the landscape, but without wasting many other less obvious influences. It is in Medellin where is given to know first with an exhibition called "Café de Colombia", where portrayed markets, cafes, shops and barns, coffee farms, the mule trains, regional architecture in the coffee and Antioquia, invaded by yipahos, buses stairs, street vendors and the common people. The exhibition gets a promising result that serves as a springboard for a journey of a year in Paris - France, which has been repeated several times. During these stays has received a strong influence of European aesthetic that provides you new sources of inspiration and there have left theaters Opera, bohemian cafes, churches medieval and Renaissance, museums as an excuse to melt into one image light, perspective, color and renewed admiration for classical ar. I is focus in several interesting subjects, all related to the main Icons of the American Culture.