Hanna Seiman 's love of color is evidenced in all of her luminous paintings. They are carefully crafted by developing fields of color on a flat plane that become mysteriously three dimensional, full of movement. Her work pays homage to abstract expressionism and color field painting, with a keen awareness of light and formal organization. Ms. Seiman has a MA from NYU and has studied with William Scharf, Larry Poons and Charles Hinman. She has taught in New York and Monmouth County. Her work has been exhibited in the US and Europe. Ms. Seiman maintains a studio in Monmouth County and New York City.
Painting and drawing have always been a part of my life. I place unstretched, unprimed canvas on a low platform and pour washes of thinned paint directly onto the canvas. The variations in the density of paint and overlaps create a sense of movement and space.
I am still drawing, but now I draw with color. The reverse would be to draw and then put in color. I lay my colors first and then begin to draw with them. This is a controlled use of staining.
My works are emotionally driven. I am influenced by all that I see and experience. My process literally allows me to pour my emotions onto a canvas.
Represented by the Carter-Burden Gallery
Featured above: FUGUE IN FUSCHIA acrylic on aluminum, 2020 12" x 12"
Hanna Seiman at the
Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Ronald McDonald House, Westchester
Featured: Ronald's House, diptych, 36x72