Caitlyn Matthews is a contemporary artist whose practice’s focal point centres around the body’s relationship to material and obscurity. Matthews is interested in the labour of the performance, the vulnerability of the body and the abstract effects of interacting with different materials and lighting and how these things can manipulate the body. They often step into these awkward moments, implicating themself and the viewer.
''This series of work is focused on the abstraction of the body through material and light. How intruding the cameras view and lighting can change the way the viewer observes the feminine body. Using myself and the body as a space of which the art is created, a studio. This work also explores censorship and sexualization of the feminine body as well as understanding the queerness of their own gender expression. Caitlyn’s practice is influenced by the Fourth-wave feminist movement that began around 2012 and is characterized by a focus on the empowerment of women, the use of internet tools, and intersectionality. The fourth wave seeks greater gender equality by focusing on gendered norms and the marginalization of women in society.''