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DAVID SEIDMAN

THE POISON WITHIN SLEEP

feature exhibition

Opening November 19th, 2021

Arch Enemy Arts is thrilled to present a new solo show of Philadelphia’s own, David Seidman, The Poison Within Sleep. Featuring seven of Seidman’s latest digital works, the series is inspired by the artist’s own introspection, channeling sadness, stress, and anxiety into a reflective and creative process.

 

Masterfully rendering what can only be described as “dark surrealism,” Seidman is one of few digital artists shown by Arch Enemy Arts. While trained in more traditional media, Seidman has been a digital artist for over 20 years, and his experience allows him to learn from every piece he creates. His own favorite of the collection, "Torn Apart" is a testament to this process, redeveloping one of the concepts that first brought him to the medium. Balancing ethereal lighting with arresting compositions, each of the works presents a haunting focus into the terrors that disrupt our sleep. Displaying a delicate motion like the tossing and turning of a nightmare, the subjects melt, twist, and bend into baroque detail and back to quiet stillness. Each digital painting is archivally printed, mounted, embellished, and varnished by the artist’s hand, framed in pieces collected by Seidman as a one of one edition. 

 

Of his inspiration for this new series, the artist says:

 

“As dark as my work is, I don’t consider myself an artist that uses his own

personal demons to inspire the work. Over the last year however, as a way to

find a better way to handle those demons, I decided to open pandora’s box a bit

to see what comes out. The new series was a way for me to personally take all

the energy I was using to fight off anxiety, stress, and depression and channel it

into something productive and creative.”

 

The Poison Within Sleep is David’s fifth exclusive show with AEA since 2013.

DAVID SEIDMAN's feature will be physically on view from November 19th - December 19th.
Sold works will begin to ship the week of December 27th unless other rush shipping arrangements have been made.

All pieces marked with a red dot have been sold.

Most pieces are eligible for payment plan options, email to inquire.

David Seidman
David Seidman

"Chasing Ghosts" (2021) digitally painted, printed as one of one archival print. mounted, varnished, and hand embellished. 35" x 15" $1750 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Torn Apart" (2021) digitally painted, printed as one of one archival print. mounted, varnished, and hand embellished. 28" x 18" $1400 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"War Yesterday" (2021) digitally painted, printed as one of one archival print. mounted, varnished, and hand embellished. 12" x 16" $850 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Suffocating Today" (2021) digitally painted, printed as one of one archival print. mounted, varnished, and hand embellished. 14" x 22" $950 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Tomorrow Slips Away" (2021) digitally painted, printed as one of one archival print. mounted, varnished, and hand embellished. 12" x 18" $950 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Neverending Noise" (2021) digitally painted, printed as one of one archival print. mounted, varnished, and hand embellished. 8" x 9.25" $450 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Disjointed Dream" (2021) digitally painted, printed as one of one archival print. mounted, varnished, and hand embellished. 8" x 9.25" $450 USD

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PAST CATALOG WORKS

all items marked with a red dot have been sold

David Seidman
David Seidman

"Psycho" (2021) digital original, one of one, varnished and hand embellished 16" x 24" framed to 19" x 27" $950 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Taste of Toxic" (2020) digitally painted, printed as one of one archival print / mounted, varnished and hand embellished (digital original) 12" x 16" framed to 13" x 17" $650 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"The Suicide King of Cups" (2015) archival print of digital painting, mounted, varnished and hand embellished • 1 of 1 16 x 20" framed to 26 x 30" $1,000

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Norman" (2021) digital original, one of one, varnished and hand embellished 9" x 12" framed to 12" x 15" $450 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Marion" (2021) digital original, one of one, varnished and hand embellished 9" x 12" framed to 12" x 15" $450 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Our Lady of Everlasting Anxiety" (2020) hand embellished and varnished archival digital original, 1 of 1 9" x 12" framed to 10.5" x 13.5" $245 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"The Restless Ones" (2020) hand embellished and varnished archival digital original, 1 of 1 7.5" round framed to 9.5" round $195 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Nine Lives" (2021) digitally painted original printed as one of one archival print, mounted, varnished, and hand embellished 8" x 15" framed to 13.5" x 20.5" $725 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Infected Harmony" (2020) digitally painted, printed as one of one archival print / mounted, varnished and hand embellished (digital original) 16" x 20" framed to 17.5" x 21.5" $875 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Disillusion" (2020) digitally painted, printed as one of one archival print / mounted, varnished and hand embellished (digital original) 16" dia. framed to 18.5" dia. $875 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Cost of Consumption" (2020) digitally painted, printed as one of one archival print / mounted, varnished and hand embellished (digital original) 18" x 18" framed to 21.5" x 21.5" $1000 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"The Game of Charmers" (2020) digitally painted, printed as one of one archival print / mounted, varnished and hand embellished (digital original) 18" x 16" framed to 24.5" x 22" $1000 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Gilded Prayers" (2020) digitally painted, printed as one of one archival print / mounted, varnished and hand embellished (digital original) 14" x 24" framed to 15.5" x 25.5" $875 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Inanna and The Seven Gates" (2019) digital original (digitally painted, vanished and hand embellished one of one archival print) 12 x 24" framed to 14.5 x 29" in an antique frame $1150 USD

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Seidman x Celeste
Seidman x Celeste

“Divine Madness” (2019) archival print, mounted, varnished • 1 of 1 14 x 20” with 20 x 28” antique frame $575 USD

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Seidman x Celeste
Seidman x Celeste

“Faithful Keeper” (2019) archival print, mounted, varnished • 1 of 1 16 x 20” with 21 x 25” antique frame $625 USD

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Seidman x Celeste
Seidman x Celeste

“Everlasting Heartache” (2019) archival print, mounted, varnished • 1 of 1 20 x 24” with 23 x 27” antique frame $675 USD

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Seidman x Celeste
Seidman x Celeste

“Restless Dreamer” (2019) archival print, mounted, varnished • 1 of 1 14 x 21” with 18 x 29” antique frame $575 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Radium Beauty" (2018) digitally painted 1 of 1 archival print, hand embellished, varnished 11.5" dia. framed to 12" $600 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Sixth Circle" (2018) digitally painted, printed as "digital original" (1/1) mounted, varnished and hand embellished 16 x 20" framed to 19 x 26" $975 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Poveglia" (2018) hand embellished, one of one digital painting 23 x 19" in frame $900 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Aokigahara" (2018) hand embellished, one of one digital painting 19 x 26" in frame $900 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"The Possessed" (2018) hand embellished, one of one digital painting 11 x 14" in frame $500 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"The Winchester House" (2018) hand embellished, one of one digital painting 17" x 32" in frame $1200 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Study of a Haunting #1" (2018) hand embellished, one of one digital painting 12 x 14" in frame $500 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"The Uninvited" (2018) hand embellished, one of one digital painting 15 x 21.5" in frame $750 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"The Screaming Woman" (2018) hand embellished, one of one digital painting 16 x 22.5" in frame $750 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Wicker Man” (2017) hand embellished digital original print 12 x 24” framed to 15 x 27” $775 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Journey of The Rainbow Crow" (2017) digital painting, printed as a 1 of 1 archival print, mounted, varnished and hand embellished 12 x 16" framed to 13 x 17.5" $600 USD

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"The Manifestion III: The Raven" (2017) one-of-a-kind hand embellished 'digital original' painting 8.5" round framed to 13.5" round $425

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"The Manifestion I: The Cat" (2017) one-of-a-kind hand embellished 'digital original' painting 7.5 x 9.5" framed to 12 x 14" $425

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Cora The Medium" (2017) one-of-a-kind hand embellished 'digital original' painting 15.5 x 15.5" framed to 17.5 x 17.5" $750

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"The Ghost Girl" (2017) one-of-a-kind hand embellished 'digital original' painting 16 x 20" framed to 18.5 x 22.5" $800

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"The Manifestion II: The Moth" (2017) one-of-a-kind hand embellished 'digital original' painting 7.5 x 9.5" framed to 12 x 14" $425

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"The King of Desolation" (2017) digitally painted 1 of 1 digital original, varnished & hand embellished 10 x 11" in frame $250

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"The Parasitic" (2017) digitally painted 1 of 1 digital original, varnished & hand embellished 10 x 11" in frame $250

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"The Witnesses" (2016) hand embellished gicleé digital original 16 x 20" $800

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"The Fox Sisters" (2017) one-of-a-kind hand embellished 'digital original' painting 11 x 17" $750

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Kapralova The Composer" (2017) one-of-a-kind hand embellished 'digital original' painting 13.5 x 23" framed to 17 x 27.5" $850

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Whore of Babylon" (2016) hand embellished gicleé digital original 12 x 17" framed to 16 x 20" with wooden mat $850

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Woman of the Apocalypse" (2016) hand embellished gicleé digital original 12 x 17" framed to 16 x 20" with wooden mat $850

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"War" (2016) hand embellished gicleé digital original 9 x 15" framed to 10 x 16" $500

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Famine" (2016) hand embellished gicleé digital original 9 x 15" framed to 10 x 16" $500

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Death" (2016) hand embellished gicleé digital original 9 x 15" framed to 10 x 16" $500

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Conquest" (2016) hand embellished gicleé digital original 9 x 15" framed to 10 x 16" $500

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David Seidman
David Seidman

"Brother & Sister" (2014) digital painting, hand embellished • digital original 1 of 1 15.5" dia. (each) $800 (for the set)

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