Collection: Synnove Seidman

Synnove Seidman, Artist

"I was born in Toronto, Canada, a first generation Canadian of Finnish descent. Fortunately I was raised in an artistic and unconventional family. I moved between the city and rural countryside throughout my childhood. After attending a fine arts high school I studied art history and philosophy at the University of Toronto. Following that I travelled to Florence Italy to continue studying Italian and art. My current work in mixed media is self taught.

My work is known for embracing colour, femininity and maximalism in compositions that mesh abstraction and illustration. I have always found possibilities slightly more interesting than facts. The mystery of being alive never leaves me and the wonder of being on the edge of all that I don’t know leaves me dazzled and curious. All the beauty and all the suffering we live through, all the sunsets and starry skies are contained within. These pieces are portals into wonder and possibility, maybe puzzles that are slightly unsolved. Moving back and forth across the continent pushed me out of my comfort zone and forced me to grapple with my identity as a mother, an artist and a lover of beauty. My work is an invitation to ponder the question of the value of beauty in this present time with all the conflicts and division and yet, love and possibility."

​Synnove is currently living in Montreal, Canada.

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