California native Chasen Wolcott brings his artwork to life with a new interrelation of autobiography and expressionist sensibility of visual arts collection.
(Supported by Innocnts Gallery and Headlands Center for the Arts) Chasen Wolcott, also named by Chase, is a visual artist who works on drawings and paintings. Driven by the inescapable qualities of the natural world, Chase’s work investigates the autobiographical translation of subject matter into a process of discovery through paint, color, and line. This collection also incorporates various artworks into his own mixed Native American and Mexican descent, as well as intersections with mythology.
Chase grew up finding creative lines through surfing, skateboarding, and outdoor adventure thriving in west coast angst of storytelling culture. Living in locations from San Diego to Ventura, Chase recently migrated north and landed in San Francisco to receive his MFA, where he now lives and works. Chase describes himself mainly as a painter but also branches out into sculpture, film, and photography from time to time. The speed of modern life allows him to translate whatever subject matter through confident brushwork and mark-making into a pictorial playing field of unstaged intimacy.