David Seidman

FAR FROM NORMAL

opening online: Friday, August 21st 2020

Arch Enemy Arts is pleased to announce Far From Normal, a new special feature by local Philly favorite, David Seidman. The series consists of six digital paintings, each printed as a one of one archival print that is mounted, varnished, hand-embellished, and framed in antiques collected by the artist. 

 

Seidman is one of the few digital painters AEA shows, and he has been working digitally for almost 20 years. Though well-studied in more traditional forms, Seidman says that, as a medium, digital painting allows him to focus more on image and concept as opposed to the material he employs. The process enables him to draw upon his love for the photographic while masterfully manipulating and abstracting each composition into the utterly surreal. For us, Seidman’s work feels like pure cinema. Composition, lighting, framing, and perspective are all key aspects of his work that make us feel like something is happening or unraveling; things are changing and developing—like sand shifting beneath our feet.

 

Seidman started working on this show pre-pandemic, but as the world changed, so too did the concept of the series. Touching on themes of money, love, religion, consumerism, and climate change, the artist’s dark netherworld becomes a meditation on this very point in time. He writes, 

 

“If Far From Normal was a stew, ‘The Game of Charmers’ would be the base, and all the other paintings would be the ingredients formed from the anxiety and frustration that this year has been so far. The central theme in ‘Charmers’ is a deadly game of manipulation or gaslighting. This theme ended up being the basis of what I was seeing as the world came to a sudden stop. Maybe there is a better world without what we have been fed as ‘normal?’ Maybe, if we realized we were being charmed and put a stop to this deadly game, we could have more time with family, a better environment, healthier choices, and even true happiness.” 

This is David's fourth exclusive series with AEA since his first time showing with us back in 2013.

Works from Far From Normal will be on display from August 24th through September 13th, by appointment only.

Sold works will ship the week of September 14th.

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
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
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
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
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
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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past WORKs BY DAVID SEIDMAN

all pieces marked with a red dot have been sold

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 USD
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
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 USD
David Seidman
"The Hare That Killed The Sun" (2019)
digitally painted archival print, and hand embellished and varnished, 1/1
11 x 19" framed to 14 x 22" in antique frame
SOLD
David Seidman
"His, Ho and The Dragon" (2018)
digital original, mounted, varnished, and hand embellished 7" round (center) w/ 3" rounds surrounding it in a 15" vintage frame (frame spins)
SOLD
David Seidman
"Radium Beauty" (2018)
digitally painted 1 of 1 archival print, hand embellished, varnished
11.5" dia. framed to 12"
SOLD
David Seidman
"Sixth Circle" (2018)
digitally painted, printed as "digital original" (1/1)mounted, varnished and hand embellished16 x 20" framed to 19 x 26"
SOLD
David Seidman
"The Winchester House" (2018)
hand embellished, one of one digital painting
17" x 32" in frame
SOLD
David Seidman
"Poveglia" (2018)
hand embellished, one of one digital painting
23 x 19" in frame
SOLD
David Seidman
"The Possessed" (2018)
hand embellished, one of one digital painting
11 x 14" in frame
SOLD
David Seidman
"Study of a Haunting #1" (2018)
hand embellished, one of one digital painting
12 x 14" in frame
SOLD
David Seidman
"The Uninvited" (2018)
hand embellished, one of one digital painting
15 x 21.5" in frame
SOLD
David Seidman
"Aokigahara" (2018)
hand embellished, one of one digital painting
19 x 26" in frame
SOLD
David Seidman
"The Screaming Woman" (2018)
hand embellished, one of one digital painting
16 x 22.5" in frame
SOLD
David Seidman
"Resurrection" (2016)
hand embellished digital painting / 1 of 1 (original)
9.5 x 15.5"
SOLD
"Wicker Man” (2017)
digital original (digitally painted, vanished and hand embellished one of one archival print)
12 x 24” framed to 15 x 27”
$775 USD
David Seidman
"The King of Desolation" (2017)
digital painting printed as OOAK archival print, varnished & hand embellished
10 x 11" in frame
SOLD
David Seidman
"The Parasitic King" (2017)
digital painting printed as OOAK archival print, varnished & hand embellished
10 x 11" in frame
SOLD
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"
SOLD
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"
SOLD
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
SOLD
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"
SOLD
David Seidman
"The Fox Sisters" (2017)
one-of-a-kind hand embellished 'digital original' painting
11 x 17"
$750 USD
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"
SOLD
David Seidman
"Journey of The Rainbow Crow" (2017)
digital painting, printed as a 1 of 1 archival print, mounted, varnished and hand embellished12 x 16" framed to 13 x 17.5
SOLD
David Seidman
"Lucy Loves To Smile" (2016)
digitally painted, printed as one of one archival print // mounted, varnish and hand embellished
3.25 x 4" framed to 6.75 x 7.5"
SOLD
David Seidman
"To Grandmother's House We Go" (2016)
digitally painted, printed as one of one archival print // mounted, varnish and hand embellished
3.25 x 4" framed to 6.75 x 7.5"
SOLD
David Seidman
"Daughter of Saturn" (2016)
digitally painted, printed as one of one archival print // mounted, varnish and hand embellished
8 x 10" framed to 12 x 14"
SOLD
David Seidman
"War" (2016)
hand embellished gicleé digital original
9 x 15" framed to 10 x 16"
SOLD
David Seidman
"Woman of the Apocalypse" (2016)
hand embellished gicleé digital original
12 x 17" framed to 16 x 20" with wooden mat
SOLD
David Seidman
"The Witnesses" (2016)
hand embellished gicleé digital original
16 x 20"
SOLD
David Seidman
"Whore of Babylon" (2016)
hand embellished gicleé digital original
12 x 17" framed to 16 x 20" with wooden mat
SOLD
David Seidman
"Famine" (2016)
hand embellished gicleé digital original
9 x 15" framed to 10 x 16"
SOLD
David Seidman
"Death" (2016)
hand embellished gicleé digital original
9 x 15" framed to 10 x 16"
SOLD
David Seidman
"Conquest" (2016)
hand embellished gicleé digital original
9 x 15" framed to 10 x 16"
SOLD
David Seidman
"The Great Satori" (2015)
digitally painted and hand embellished • 1 of 1
14 x 24" (oval)
SOLD
David Seidman
"Sariel" (2014)
hand embellished digital painting (digital original) • 1 of 1
14 x 21.5"
SOLD
David Seidman
"Brother & Sister" (2014)
digital painting, hand embellished • digital original 1 of 1
15.5" dia. (each)
SOLD
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David Seidman "Famine" (2016) hand embellished gicleé digital original 9 x 15" framed to 10 x 16" SOLD