Chase Langford’s oil paintings merge his topographical sensibilities with an abstract focus on color and texture. His style is recognizable, with undulating repetitions of form suggesting sediment, earth, and geological formations. With a color sensibility that is both vivid and nostalgic, Langford’s work hints at his experience as a professional cartographer. Yet instead of depictions of place, Langford captures the emotions inspired by and named after places such as Blake Island in the Puget Sound, Miramar Beach on Florida’s coast, and the Farallon Islands off the coast of San Francisco.
Langford holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, CA and studied at the Arts and Crafts Cooperative in Berkeley, CA. He has shown his work at galleries across North America and has received extensive press attention including from Hyperallergic, American Art Collector, and Huffington Post. His work is featured in prestigious collections including that of the Four Seasons Hong Kong, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, JP Morgan Chase, Seattle, WA, and the US State Department, Washington, D.C.