Winner of Brighton Artist of the Year 2004 by public vote and shortlisted for the Brighton Festival Arts Prize 2004. Born in Johannesburg educated in Tokyo and London, Caia is an Award-winning
. A professional artist for over 15 years Caia has exhibited nationally and internationally. Caia Matheson has exhibited alongside Billy Childish Jamie Reid, Yohji Yamamoto, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Peter Blake, Simon Dixon, Chris Kettle and Ben Allen
My process involves mixtures of oil paints and dyes applied with household sponges to canvas laid on the floor. I build the paintings up in layers over weeks and months and then scratch off and overlayer, therefore, exposing the previous work like a palimpcest.