Mark Seidenfeld ARTIST
I live and work in Bridgehampton, New York. I was academically trained as a lawyer. I represented many galleries around the world and hovered around art until 1992 when Elisa Breton, the widow of Andre Breton, convinced me to start making my own work. Once begun, that activity unleashed a volcano inside me that has never stopped erupting. The process of going to deeper places in search of my own true voice has completely rewired my life and continues to expand my powers.
My artistic mission is to create and cultivate my own unique visual language. Using intuition and emotion, I constantly dynamite my artistic boundaries and push myself to experiment and take chances, unafraid of failure. I take journeys into the Unknown so my expression can stay new and go deeper. My artwork is made, not found. It results from the conscious interaction between imagination and subject, with the intent of creating visual poetry: abstract or cinematic images, with multiple layers of meaning, which can emotionally move the viewer.
I am working on a photographic book, ‘Spirits, Saints, Madmen, and Magic’ demonstrating the wonder of human imagination and the underlying unity of all people and cultures. I have won several honors and awards, including ‘Best Photograph’ at Guild Hall, East Hampton. Both my photography and painting have been subject to articles in various art publications; and a number of galleries around the world have shown my work.