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Matters of Design

Matters of Design

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August 28th 2014:Work of Art

Demitri and his guest artists discuss the transition from their creative youths to mainstream day jobbers and then ultimately to becoming master painters. Following many years of studying cartography and an on-going interest in architecture, design and landscape, fine artist Chase Langford traces the influences and sensibilities that translate into the visual rhythms of his geographic compositions. Chase inspires us with his expressive ideas, which through experimentation, are manifested in his compelling paintings. Next, fine artist Alexander Koleszar shares challenging life experienc

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Chase Langford

Chase 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 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 in numerous on
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Alex Koleszar

Alex Koleszar completed roughly 30 canvases in oil from ages 11 to 14. Years later at a personal crisis point, he rededicated himself to his art as part of his physical and emotional recovery. His work — a unique fusion of realism and surrealism reflecting his reverence for the works of Dali and Magritte — which quickly began being collected across the United States and Europe, consistently reflects the times and mirrors his inner-most feelings. One such piece, “A Poison Tree,” created in response to the September 11 tragedy, was sold before it was even completed. With a passion not only for art, but also politics, Alex’s work often deals with critical issues, including works in response to
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