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Chase Langford Art

American

Chase Langford has invented a distinctive visual language that is grounded in the natural and built environment while embarking into uncharted territory. His impactful depictions recall maps and aerial photography of sea coasts, mountains, farmland and cities through a calculated execution and highly refined draftsmanship.

Just as the West Coast Abstract Expressionists (1940–70) found California’s striking landscape fertile ground, so does Langford as he draws upon his geographic environs both near and far. Through his cartographic mastery, 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.

Born in Pontiac, Michigan, Langford 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,” Langford 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 was followed with a 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.

Langford’s paintings have been widely shown at one-person and group exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington D.C., Montreal, Palo Alto, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Napa Valley, Seattle, and Palm Springs, and are included many corporate/public collections (often site-specific commissions) such as Long Beach Museum of Art, Keck School of Medicine at USC, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, the Star City in Sydney, Australia, and more. Langford’s work is held in private collections in North America, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia. It is also in the private collections of Magic Johnson and the Saudi royal family.

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Artist: Chase Langford
"Catalina Channel 16" large scale abstract oil painting with blue, red and white
By Chase Langford
Located in Edgartown, MA
Chase Langford has invented a distinctive visual language that is grounded in the natural and built environment while embarking into uncharted territory. His impactful depictions rec...
Category

2010s Abstract Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Ojai Sunrise
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Liquid Morphic" Abstract oil painting in blues, white and gold
By Chase Langford
Located in Edgartown, MA
Abstract oil painting in blues, white and gold. At a very young age I started studying and drawing maps. The first maps I ever saw may have been the highway maps stashed in our Ford...
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2010s Abstract Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Ocean Park Pier
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Humboldt Bay"
By Chase Langford
Located in Edgartown, MA
Chase Langford has invented a distinctive visual language that is grounded in the natural and built environment while embarking into uncharted territory. His impactful depictions rec...
Category

2010s Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Metropolis 5
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Oil and Metallic Paint on Canvas. Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evo...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Amalfi 2" abstract oil painting in shades of pink, red, purple and white
By Chase Langford
Located in Edgartown, MA
Chase Langford has invented a distinctive visual language that is grounded in the natural and built environment while embarking into uncharted territory. His impactful depictions rec...
Category

2010s Abstract Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Rockefeller
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Oil and Metallic Paint on Canvas. Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, ev...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Catlina Channel 14" abstract oil painting in blues, greens, reds, and grays
By Chase Langford
Located in Edgartown, MA
Chase Langford has invented a distinctive visual language that is grounded in the natural and built environment while embarking into uncharted territory. His impactful depictions rec...
Category

2010s Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Cozumel Reef
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Amalfi 4" abstract oil painting in shades of blue, green, red and white
By Chase Langford
Located in Edgartown, MA
Chase Langford has invented a distinctive visual language that is grounded in the natural and built environment while embarking into uncharted territory. His impactful depictions rec...
Category

2010s Abstract Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Coachella Triad
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Oil

Tahitian Current 2
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Oil and Metallic Paint on Canvas. Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, ev...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Taylor Peak
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Oil and Metallic Paint on Canvas. Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, ev...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Chroma X61
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Santa Fe Trail
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Catalina Channel 8
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Oil

Metropolis 6
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Capri 4
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mammoth Lakes
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Metropolis 7
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Oil and Metallic Paint on Canvas. Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evo...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Springfield
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Oil

Stampede Reservoir
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Oil

Metropolis 10
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Oil and Metallic Paint on Canvas. Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, ev...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Cold Mountain
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Napa
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Chase Langford Art

Materials

Oil, Panel

Salta Verde
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Chroma J142
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Abstract Chase Langford Art

Materials

Paper, Oil, Board

Marais Lumiere
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Oil

Cabrillo Cove
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Oil

Laguna Cove 3
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Oil

Chroma X33
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Cortina Ridge
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Oil

Chroma X44
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Oil

Chroma X60
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Inspired by cartography from an early age, Chase Langford’s abstract paintings transform the familiarity of cities and maps into fluid visions, evoking the feeling of the location wi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Chroma X14
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Oil on canvas Chase Langford is an artist well-known for his geography-inspired paintings; the "Chroma" series is his investigation of color. "Imagine the effect of spending m...
Category

2010s Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Chroma X6
By Chase Langford
Located in Napa, CA
Oil on canvas Chase Langford is an artist well-known for his geography-inspired paintings; the "Chroma" series is his investigation of color. "Imagine the effect of spending m...
Category

2010s Chase Langford Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

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