Catalina Channel 17, 2022, oil on canvas, 60 x 120 inches (152 x 304cm), Private Collection

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As a Geographic Expressionist, Chase Langford has developed a distinctive visual language that is grounded in the natural and built environment while embarking into uncharted territory. His impactful work recalls maps and aerial photography of sea coasts, mountains, farmland and cities through a calculated execution and refined draftsmanship.

Just as the West Coast Abstract Expressionists (1940 to 1970) found California’s striking landscape fertile ground, so does Langford as he draws upon his geographic environs both near and far.

Through his cartographic lens, Langford contorts and synthesizes geographic elements, bringing forth paintings that are mysteriously familiar yet surprisingly unconventional. They challenge conventions of geography and landscapes, offering invigorating visions of space and place that transcend any specific locale, leading us to an exhilarating emotional experience. 

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Commission for AMLI Fountain Place, Dallas

Commission for AMLI Fountain Place, Dallas

Commission for Dallas tower is completed and approved. It gets crated and shipped out on Monday. Painting: "Pinnacle" 2020, oil on canvas, 42 x 84. The clients asked for it to be in the spirit of my "Rainier 8" painting and gave Chase the required size. No other...

Featured on Voyage LA

Featured on Voyage LA

Interview and pictures on Voyage LA.  The interview delves into my background, journey and accomplishments as an artist. Thanks to Patrick Mahaney for recommending Voyage do this feature.