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Caia Matheson
  Born in Johannesburg educated in Tokyo and London Caia Matheson is an award winning international visual artist. She has exhibited alongside Ben Allen, Sir Paul McCartney, Simon Dixon, and Chris Kettle. Her work is in Private Collections worldwide.

Currently based in Brighton Caia Matheson has been working professionally for over 15 years. She describes her paintings as lines and markings travelling on the surface exploring the
beauty of imperfection.

Matheson’s process involves mixtures of oil paints and dyes applied with household sponges to canvasses on the floor. The paintings are built up in layers and then scratched off repeatedly therefore exposing the previous work as in a palimpsest. The artist’s aim is to create depth and perspective with the materials rather than using the traditional techniques. The layers are designed to expose different elements of the composition in variable lighting so that other
images hidden in daylight appear in the evening. The shifting metaphoric nature of her work comes from an interest in subtlety and things that are
hidden or scratch the surface.

Caia is inspired by writing and books, the dichotomy of words and their changeable meanings when out of context. She creates a world within worlds.


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