Artist: Chelsea Blecha
Exhibition: Mixed Aesthetic
Media: Paintings, Sketches
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West
Chelsea Blecha was the last artist I had the honor of meeting being in Art 110. Chelsea’s love for art began at a very young age because she was influenced by her mothers work as well. Her mother was a artist and worked for companies like Nordstrom. Chelsea mentioned to us that it wasn’t until this year that she realized what kind of artist she was and what kind of art she would like to do. She will be graduating this spring and her dream is to work for Pixar.
Chelsea uses a lot of color like blues, reds, and greens in her work. Her work is mostly sketches and paintings and she creates a certain style with her work. Her sketches are well descriptive and you can see all of the hard work being put into her work. When painting the skateboard, she said it was her most difficult piece because she had to put acrylic on it twice before actually putting the paint on it due to the texture of the skateboard.
When describing her pieces, Chelsea explained how life and experiences influence her work. When I asked her what her favorite piece was, she told us that it was the sketches of San Francisco because she was very proud of it. She likes her art to bring out emotions in her pieces. She stated that is why she draws a lot of hands because hand movements are a form of expression which brings emotion. She also started sketching her own stories to prepare herself for her future Pixar job. She sketched the apartment which was originally an idea from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
I loved Chelsea’s pieces! I’m the type of person who loves things that show emotion so when she was explaining her pieces and how they bring out emotions, I was so drawn into her work even more because I felt the emotions that she was trying to convey with her work. I thought her pieces were all so beautiful and she used very nice colors that drew me further into her work. I would love to see her make it to Pixar one day because she definitely has the skills and potential.