Born in St. Helena, CA / Works in Queens, NY
The swarms of technicolor lined up on Caetlynn's palette are hard to believe came from mixing paint. The cool neon violet, for example, looks like it has been like that forever, made up of a material halfway between mud and clouds. Combined with her ways of boldly cutting landscape with geometry, her paintings become a vision from eyes shaped by digital environments - she has a special interest in mirroring and repetition in particular. As recognizable objects slowly disappear with such modulations, what remains is a sense of transcendence that does not relinquish joy.
You'll like Caetlynn's works if: You wish they sold kaleidoscopes for adults - but don't we all?
"My work depicts in-between domains that explore both internal and external spaces. Alternating between bodies of work in the studio, cross-pollination leads to unexpected relationships and associations. Each body of work takes as its starting point an element of figurative imagery, such as grasses reflected in a swamp, or the silhouette of a swimmer. Drawing from imagery developed at residencies and from lived experience, a symbolic language has emerged through which I explore abstraction and metamorphosis."