Today we’d like to introduce you to Chase Roselli.
Chase, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started working in film and advertising, editing commercials in San Francisco. With the long our of that job, I got burnt out and really tired of staring at a computer all day. Though I had always drawn, painted, and created since I was little. In my spare time outside of editing, I started to focus more heavily on my drawing and painting. With a couple of little shows here and there, I noticed a shift in my focus from work as an editor to my work as a painter. I was looking to find more and more time to paint as it seemed to bring me more curiosity and satisfaction with every corner I turned. From San Francisco, I moved down to LA and began to focus solely on painting. Being able to devote 100% of my time to explore and craft ideas, discover new areas and focus on my intentions as an artist has been instrumental in my growth as an individual. As of today, I find my self bouncing back and forth with painting and editing, still able to draw inspiration from both art forms and apply it where I see fit.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The road has been pretty smooth, I have to say, most of what might be considered struggles only help fuel my desire to learn and grow. Picking up and moving my practice from San Francisco to Los Angeles was a large hurdle to get over in my mind but once I made the leap, it seemed to fit perfectly. I had the help of a loving partner who was encouraging throughout the entire process which really helped ease my worried mind.
Please tell us more about your art.
The style of my work is drawn from a place in which I find the balance of organics and humanity. While I wouldn’t call myself a landscape artist, most of the paintings I produced tend to be perceived as landscapes, I would consider myself an abstract artist who draws inspiration from the land and the human effect on it. From the conception of each piece, be it a “landscape” or an “abstraction” the individual line work that windes it’s down the canvas is all spur of the moment and conceived on the spot. Making each piece truly a snapshot of the time and place I created the work. I like to take in inspiration from music which will slightly affect the outcome of each piece in the movement of the line. For the most part, each piece is a single line that moves from the left side of the canvas to the right then down a smidge and back to the left, repeat, then repeat, then repeat, and repeat.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I can’t say I would do anything different, I have enjoyed my path up until now and the choices I have made are what have brought me to this interview with you. Happy to be in this present moment, alive. Sure if I could go back in time, I would bet on the Giants to win three World Series but that’s neither here nor there.
- Address: 4780 Hub St. LA, CA 90042
- Website: www.chaseroselli.com
- Phone: 9168991960
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @chaseroselli
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