Caia Matheson

Caia Matheson

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  Artist: Caia Matheson
 Live in: Eastbourne, East Sussex, United Kingdom
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Caia Matheson is an Award Winning Contemporary British Painter whose highly acclaimed oil paintings on canvas are in Exhibitions and Private Collections Worldwide. Flux Exhibition Royal College of Art London December 2015 Finalist Connect2Colour Summer Arts Prize Lacey Contemporary Gallery London 2015 Painted Europe's First Rainbow Pedestrian Crossing UK 2014 Painting selected by author Neil Gaiman for A Calendar of Tales 2013 Winner Brighton Artist of the Year UK 2004 Nominated for the Ambassadors Art Prize Belgium 2005 Nominated for the Women’s Art Show Basingstoke UK 2005 Short listed for the Brighton Festival Art Prize UK 2004 Caia Matheson was born in Johannesburg educated in Tokyo and London Caia Matheson takes her inspiration from these diverse cultures. "As a kid I used to be fascinated by the Lowly worm in the Richard Scarry books. I loved scouring each page to seek out that worm and when I found it I would feel most content like I had discovered a piece of secret truth that would uncover all the answers to my questions about the universe. There are some Lowly worms in my abstracts albeit in symbolic form. I love to mix paint mediums and experiment with the effects. This can be the most exciting part of the creative process. My work is about words and verse from all sources such as radio plays audio books stories song lyrics and poetry. I get such great pictures from words and translate them into my work as a visual narrative. I paint with my hands and household sponges onto canvases laid flat on the floor. I begin painting with a specific colour that I have in my minds eye then I introduce other colours and begin to build layers on the canvas. These layers are then scratched off and layered over again like a palimpsest literally meaning scraped clean and used again. I love the idea of previous markings that are not visible but are still an inherent part of the composition. The subjects in the layers are buried in the dark and light spaces and come out and disappear as the light changes presenting different aspects depending on shifting light conditions and mood. I consider each successive layer a generation to populate or depopulate the canvas as needed and create my own world as I go. I like to create a world within worlds.” Caia Matheson