Born in 1973 in the South of France, Carolus grew up in Paris. Even as a child she draws and continued his studies at the Fine Art of Paris. Then she left for the United States and studied at Parsons School of Design in New York. Once her studies completed, she starts traveling around the globe and all these trips will have a significant influence on her artistic views.
The human figure is at the heart of Carolus’ paintings, more precisely the face. Profoundly touched by her travels to Asia, Africa and Latin America, where she became intimately acquainted with and broadened her culture while stimulating her creative impulses. From the beginning, she concentrated on the face as the symbolic messenger of a range of emotions.
She opted for the series format to illustrate variations in her faces, although the faces ultimately mix one with another, as a result of both the singular technique employed and the spirit emanating from each. Only the titles of the theme-based cycles and certain aspects of clothing provide revealing clues, which goes well beyond that of simple representation.
While this figurative approach seeking to express the real stripped of its multiple disguises may at first glance appear rooted in Realism, the paintings of Carolus remain more closely related to the grim tradition of Expressionism, this art of excess and exaggeration regarding its human references.