Originally from Washington, DC, Ben Tolman now resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For the previous decade he has come to be identified for his thoroughly specific, architecture based mostly drawings normally pointing to social difficulties. With this exhibition Tolman has turned his concentration inward to study his artistic process directly:
“I have been in the mood not too long ago to examine and change some of my behavior. To me, tradition is manufactured by communities, and it is not a competition but a collaboration. I am pleased if someone can use or produce upon the points I have established. For this purpose, I have launched the copyright to all functions in this show to the general public domain. You may perhaps do with them as you please, superior resolution pictures are readily available. All purchased functions occur with their complementary electronic mirror, an ERC-721 NFT. The artist’s proceeds from this exhibition will go in direction of developing a decentralized art heart in a previous Catholic university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
With this project I desired to appear very carefully at the character of creativeness and how it functions. I uncovered that the plan of complexity is intently similar to creativeness. Complexity can be described as a method by which two or extra preexisting things are mixed to develop something new that could not have been beforehand predicted from the starting position. Creative imagination can be described the identical way with the extra element of intent or choice.
The most artistic drive I can imagine of is nature by itself. The Universe is a complexity equipment. The Universe started out out with absolutely nothing but hydrogen which ultimately fashioned into all the aspects, and then far more complicated molecules, then one celled organisms. Of course, last but not least, leading to all the insane diversity of lifestyle now which include us and the things we develop. With this venture I wished to create art that would gradually increase in complexity more than time in a poetically very similar method.
So I wanted a easy starting point. I selected contrasting black and white styles with standard two-dimensional geometric styles. I designed hundreds of tiny drawings combining these easy components, deciding upon the ones I choose, and recombining these without realizing where the function was headed. All of the drawings in this clearly show have occur out of this course of action.”