Chad Mount is an Oklahoma-based artist who is primarily known as a painter however he has worn many hats from illustrating for SPIN Magazine to Playstation Game Development. In 2013 Chad was featured in Issue #19 of Studio Visit Magazine, his unique macro photographic painting process known as Blooming Currents was projection mapped in real-time across a 50′ x 20′ canvas in a collaborative performance of the Carmina Burana with the Canterbury Choral Society and the OKCPHIL at the OKC Civic Center. Three weeks after that performance Chad flew to Finland where he lived for the month as one of eight international artists selected to take part in the Arteles Creative Residency, one of the largest and most international recognized residency programs in Scandinavia. Chad has been commissioned for a diverse assemblage of projects. Chad’s work is work can be seen in the collections of Kirkpatrick Oil Company, Kirkpatrick Bank, The Oklahoma History Center and Toy2R HQ, Hong Kong.
Chad explains his work by saying, “Ever since childhood, I have been fascinated by the visual similarities found in the life that inhabits our oceans of the earth to the celestial bodies far above in space. Much of my work explores the relationship between oceanography and astronomy, distilled from both orderly and random dialogues of imagination. With influences as diverse as Gustav Klimt and Jacques Cousteau, new fluidic combinations bloom from both explicit and implicit details.”