Florida based Casey Matthews has been a full time artist since 1998.
My works are a process that explores my intuitive relationship with the actual work at-hand and the individual life it develops along the way. My intention is to create layers of information through my technique. I gather inspiration from life, and then translate it into my terms. My work hovers between consciousness and intuition, combining emotional content, observation, technique, exploration, and reinvention. I intend to create surfaces that are visually intriguing with expressive colors and organic shapes, leading the mind’s eye on an aesthetic journey throughout the emotive process of destruction and contradiction.
Each painting begins with several layers of paint and collage. I incorporate simple vine charcoal drawings between layers until a rich texture emerges. I embrace the drips and splatters that develop along the way; and at times they lend themselves to an unfinished journey. I am interested in structure, energy, gesture, color, and the enduring relationships between them.