I began making collages to get away from the computer and for the chance to think in different ways. It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 5 hours to create one of my collages. I know when its done but sometimes searching for the right image, shape or colour can be difficult. The whole process takes my mind on a walk and is relaxing. I like that other people can look at my work and find their own meaning, I don’t need to tell a story every time.
I mainly work with various publications, glue sticks, X-ACTO knives, India ink, paint, and odd surfaces like wood or discarded material. I’m aiming for a visual harmony with type, image, colour, texture and shape.
Ryan Seaman is an artist born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1977. He received his BA in Design from The Art Institute of California, San Diego in 2005 and spent a total of 16 years living in San Diego. In 2014, Seaman moved back to his roots of Minnesota and is currently a designer and collage artist. His work has been reviewed in Just for You (Book), DPI Magazine, Computer Arts Magazine, San Diego City Beat and Torso (Book). He has worked for clients such as Pacific Sunwear, Rise Records, Foo Fighters, UnitedHealthcare, Ambig Clothing and Electra Bicycle Company.