Louisa Chase is a British artist from Lincolnshire. She lived in Aotearoa New Zealand for eighteen years, returned to the UK in 2022 and is based in North Lincolnshire.
Her work is rooted in human and non-human interconnectedness and is extra-disciplinary in that it draws on disciplines outside of traditional arts practice.
Working with movement, ritual, nature immersion, writing, walking, photography, hand making of natural paints, natural printmaking, and video, she wanders the crossroads of psychology, geography, ecology, culture, and lived experience, occasionally stumbling across moments of expanded possibility and different ways of encountering the world which cannot be manufactured. These moments then form the basis for bodies of work.
Her work embraces tension and paradox: transience and certainty, movement and stillness, structure and fluidity, repulsion and rapture, doing and being, darkness and light.
Louisa experiences the body-mind as a subtle receiver, a kind of antenna and fractal of the whole, picking up the visible and invisible, the tangible and intangible, capable of listening on the wild edges of awareness to all kin, and to the stories of place.
She lives, works and creates in a seasonal and spontaneous way in response to this listening, and sees no separation between creative practice and life.