Wk15 – Artist Conversation – Chelsea Blecha

Artist: Chelsea Blecha

Exhibition: Mixed Aestetics

Media:  Pen, Pencil, Paper

Gallery: Max L Gatov Gallery East

Website: chelseablecha.com

Instagram: @chelseablecha

For our final week of writing artist conversations, i had the pleasure of observing the artwork of Chelsea Blecha.  Chelsea is graduating this semester with a BFA in Illustration.  She was inspired to study art because her mother attended CSU Long Beach and obtained the same degree.  Once graduated, Chelsea would like to work for pixar, however she plans on freelancing directly after graduation.

Many of Chelsea’s work is done on a sheet of paper and drawn using pencils or pens.  Some of her works are very intricate and detailed and took many hours to do.  However, she also enjoys sketching which is not as detailed and could take up to ten minutes to complete.  One of her favorite works was actually done on a wooden skateboard and used paint to create a design on it

Chelsea told us that each one of her works as a meaning behind it or it shows emotion in one way or another.  When creating her works, she likes to get emotional about it.  She states that the emotion that she feels will drive her artistic talents and inspire.  Each one of her works shows emotions ranging from happiness to sadness to pain.  It depends on how she is feeling when she sits down to create the piece.

I truly enjoyed Chelsea’s work because it had a little bit of everything in it.  It had simple concepts and extravagant and intricate concepts, it had sketches and full works and a very interesting skateboard that I enjoyed very much.  I fond the artwork to be simple and straight forward unlike many of the other artist that were observed throughout the semester and I like the change of feeling.







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