Friday, May 31, 2013


Published on May 29, 2013
Film by Eric Minh Swenson. Music by Paul Angers

Chase Langford born in Pontiac, Michigan, is a Los Angeles-based artist well known for his geographically inspired paintings. He studied cartography earning a BA from UC Santa Barbara in Geography then worked as a cartographer at UCLA.

Starting with his Map Paintings he literally reinterpreted geography by taking selected features from maps and filled in the reconfigured shapes in a flurry of color and movement creating a fresh take on familiar geographic forms. This followed with series that moved even deeper into pure abstraction with his Coldwater, Mulholland, and Scrape series which all lead to his Morphic series, now the core focus of his painting today.

His paintings have been widely shown at one-person and group exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York City, Montreal, Palo Alto, Las Vegas, Long Beach, and Palm Springs and included many corporate/public collections (often site specific commissions) such as Keck School of Medicine at USC, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Star City in Sydney, Australia, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Monique Lhuillier, Inc., Caesar's Palace, Dykema Grossett LLP, Sidley Austin LLP, Cohen & Lord, Meacham Oppenheimer, Inc., and Park Hyatt Aviara. He is in private collections in North America, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia.
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