An interview with Caia Koopman

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An interview with Caia Koopman

"The White Rabbit"
"The White Rabbit"

Please talk a lil’ bit about the general idea/vibe behind your new series of works for the ‘Vain Remains’ show with Camilla d’Errico.
My newest body of work has a bit of a goddess of the garden de los muertos feel. My girls are tethered to the earth by all its cycles, they are surrounded by and part of life, death and beauty.

"Flora"
"Flora"

What do you consider your biggest overall influence?
My biggest overall influence is the idea of humans being part of nature rather than separate from it.

"Lost"
"Lost"

Please describe your perfect day out in Oceanside.
Hiking with my dog first thing then getting a ton of work done and still having time to catch the sunset.

"Musing"
"Musing"

If you had an unlimited budget and time was not an issue, what grand artistic vision would you love to bring to life?
I’ll have to get back to you, that would take some serious thought and after four months of thinking of nothing but this show my brain is mush. Okay, I’ve got one, I could give every parking lot everywhere a rooftop garden so from a birds eye view there are no parking lots.

"Ectothermic Abscence"
"Ectothermic Abscence"

Any highlights from your recent trip to Europe and your shows with Spacejunk in France?
You will have to ask the girls in my paintings, I sent the kids off without me, I hope they all found good new French homes. The show went really well, or so I’ve heard.

Caia's studio
Caia's studio

Upcoming plans following your show with us this September?
Yes, a solo show at La Luz de Jesus 2010, I’ll keep ya all posted. Also, I’ll be working on another collaboration project with Oakley and another Artistic Sin with Rossignol.

"Auspicious Herodias"
"Auspicious Herodias"

‘Vain Remains’
Caia Koopman
and Camilla d’Errico

THIS FRI, Sept. 11th 7-11PM @ Thinkspace

Check out the digital preview of ‘Vain Remains’ here.

Also check out a recent interview with Juxtapoz Caia did here.

Look for an interview with Camilla d’Errico to be posted here tomorrow as well…