July 28, 2020

Ben Seaman - The Evolutionary Process

Ben Seaman’s midcentury abstraction paintings contain signage, contemporary design motifs and color palettes that reference 20th Century printed materials. Ben talks about potatoes, monkeys, and watching the breakthroughs in your thought patterns.


Takeaways

  1. Try everything.
  2. Getting started is a new battle every day.
  3. Even though we paint for ourselves, we need to know that the notes are not flat when the audience hears them, and that the message is landing.
  4. Racism is the concrete manifestation of greed.
  5. Self-worth is an inner game, and the feedback you get on social media is about the art, not about you.

Mentioned

Follow Benjamin Seaman on Instagram

Benjamin Seaman’s website

Art and Fear, Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

Paper FiftyThree

More information about Internal Family Systems

Brooklyn Art Library’s The Sketchbook Project

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance

Follow Sean Frankino on Instagram

Follow Tom Hlas on Instagram

Follow Pete Hocking on Instagram

Follow Joe Mangrum on Instagram

Ben briefly mentions “rapid fire exquisite corpse” and I had to look it up and share this in case you didn’t know about it either! Cadavre exquis (exquisite corpse) is a collaborative drawing approach first used by surrealist artists to create bizarre and intuitive drawings.