07/23/2013 07:42 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Featured Fifty Fine Arts: Botswana 5

Chase Langford

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 filling 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 led to his Morphic series, now the core focus of his painting today.

Botswana 5 (oil on canvas, 36" x 84", 2012) is inspired by the geography, flora and fauna of Botswana. This is part of my "Morphic series.


Botswana 5 (oil on canvas, 36" x 84", 2012)

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