Ed Seeman was a professional artist, photographer and cartoon cel animator for four decades. In 1960s New York, his oil paintings were represented by “East Hampton Galleries” on 57th Street and one of his works was in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art for three years. Individual paintings have been purchased by the Chrysler Museum in Provincetown, the University of Massachusetts and many private collectors.
Five of Seeman’s experimental films are in the US Library of Congress and, most notably, his Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention film won a Cine Gold Eagle at the Venice Biennial. His short Space Oddity won a Silver Phoenix at the Atlanta Film Festival.
Seeman’s career as a cartoon cel animator began at Paramount Pictures, animating such legendary characters as Popeye and Casper the Friendly Ghost. In TV animation, Seeman brought to the small screen many of the USA’s most popular characters, including My Little Pony. For this work, he has received many Clio awards, Addys and other TV advertising honors. In the process of using computer technology to paint his hand drawn cel animations, Seeman discovered the tremendous digital potential for experimentation in color and abstract form. Thereafter embracing the Giclee method of printing to canvas, he created artistic works from the digital realm that truly reflected the myriad preoccupations of our times.
By perfecting his computer painting ability to produce his animated TV commercials, Seeman found he no longer needed to paint with oil and acrylics to produce art on canvas. Now, with the aid of large digital printers, he produces artwork directly from computer to canvas. Colored, pigmented, ultra-violet resistant inks produce much brighter colors than were ever available using ordinary paints. With these technologically enhanced painting tools, Seeman produces uniquely stunning digital abstract artworks.
Anthologized herein is a showcase of Seeman’s digital art: over 200 fractals, with an introduction by the artist. These digital artworks were initially emailed individually as .jpeg files by Seeman to a private network of connoisseurs before being formatted into digital e-Book and POD (print-on-demand).
Fabulous Fractals (Digital Edition)
The Computer-Assisted Art of Ed Seeman
Publication date: 05/09/2013
The Computer-Assisted Art of Ed Seeman.
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