Karina Matheus was born in Caracas, Venezuela from Italian and German roots. She attended the Cristobal Rojas School of Arts and School of Arts of Central University in her hometown. She studied music, photography, literature, and dance, disciplines that developed even more her artistic vision. She also earned a BA in Mass Communications with Film and Video Production Specialization from Andres Bello Catholic University and Marketing Specialization from Metropolitan University, both in Venezuela.
She has exhibited in special shows in the context 57th Venice Biennale (Italy) and with Luciano Benetton Collection. Her pieces have been exhibited in International Art Fairs such as Parallax AF London, Art Boca Raton, Art Concept Miami Art Week, Art Palm Beach International and Red Dot Art Fair. Also, she has exhibited in galleries and curatorial spaces in Miami and Wynwood, renowned Art District in South Florida.
Her work focuses on the search for the meaning of the soul and its dissociation from the human being as an individual imprisoned by his/her belief system and in justifications of the social system in which he/she lives.
Her pieces are in Private Collections in London (UK), North Caroline and South Florida (US), and Caracas (Venezuela).
She lives and works in Miami, Florida, United States.
"I believe that in the abstractionism lives a chromatic dance that establishes a triangular dialogue between the artist, the spirit and the divinity. That spiritual geometry is possible through the musicality of the forms created by color. Abstractionism is the most challenging expression: tell a story, draw a picture, transmit an emotion… Deconstruct and compose realities through this technique is detached from the form that often drowns us and makes us succumb to distraction. In my search, I invite the viewers to be my companion to immerse in the world of my abstract paintings and installations and discover oneself. I encourage the viewers to explore the possibility of communication between the inner world of souls and the outside world of human beings."
"Matheus’ works combine primal gestures, strong brushstrokes, and fistful touches on canvas. Her energetic and intense pictorial field dynamically expands and contracts, evoking greater forces of the universe. Her non-objective imagery is associated with the heritage of the New York School. "
Milagros Bello, Ph.D. in Sociology with a doctoral thesis in Sociology of Art from Sorbonne University (Paris VII-Jussieu), Paris, France.