Author(s): Ramon Maiden
A collection of work from preeminent pop surrealism artist Caia Koopman Among lowbrow and tattoo connoisseurs Santa Cruz-based Caia is recognized as one of the most talented artists working in California. Now with her recent first solo shows in L.A. and San Francisco, she is about to get much more recognition. It's not hard to see why. Her images are sexy but empowered, reference the best iconography from the world of tattoo (Day of the Dead and old school roses), and can be ironically very candypop-pink or have an alluring old-fashioned Art Nouveau quality. What they are is instantly very hip and very now." Raining Pink" is a stunning collection of Caia's best work. With this, and recent features in "Juxtapoz "among others, her reputation is set to grow and grow.
Caia Koopman's work has been featured in prominent galleries from California to Canada and France. She lives in Santa Cruz.