Jamie Chase works with the fundamentals of perception: the human experience, the personal environment, and the way the two interact with each other. His figures, at times become so abstract as to seem like columns of pure internal energy, are inseparable from their surroundings that may be seen as external energy fields. In this way, the artist refines and concentrates reality to its essence: each person is a unique expression of energy within the larger sphere, an individual dynamo connected to the basic power source. In this way, Jamie Chase is truly a generative artist. Each painting is an incarnation, like the best of personal relationships. It unfolds as he interacts with it, developing strength in some areas and receding in others.
Chase was born in Sacramento, California in 1955. Jamie received his BA in Painting and Drawing from San Francisco Art Institute, 1977. He also attended Academy of Art College in 1975 majoring in painting, drawing, and animation.
Jamie Chase currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.