At first from Washington, DC, Ben Tolman now resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For the earlier 10 years he has develop into identified for his carefully specific, architecture based mostly drawings often pointing to social challenges. With this exhibition Tolman has turned his aim inward to study his inventive process directly:
“I have been in the mood just lately to examine and alter some of my habits. To me, lifestyle is manufactured by communities, and it is not a competitiveness but a collaboration. I am pleased if someone can use or produce on the factors I have created. For this goal, I have introduced the copyright to all functions in this demonstrate to the community area. You may well do with them as you be sure to, higher resolution visuals are accessible. All obtained works come with their complementary electronic mirror, an ERC-721 NFT. The artist’s proceeds from this exhibition will go to developing a decentralized art middle in a former Catholic school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
With this project I wanted to appear carefully at the character of creativeness and how it works. I identified that the plan of complexity is closely connected to creative imagination. Complexity can be explained as a process by which two or extra preexisting points are put together to create a thing new that could not have been earlier predicted from the beginning point. Creativeness can be explained the exact same way with the included ingredient of intent or desire.
The most creative power I can assume of is character itself. The Universe is a complexity machine. The Universe started out with practically nothing but hydrogen which inevitably fashioned into all the components, and then more intricate molecules, then solitary celled organisms. Of program, eventually, leading to all the crazy range of existence currently like us and the issues we develop. With this project I needed to make artwork that would gradually develop in complexity above time in a poetically related manner.
So I necessary a straightforward starting off level. I selected contrasting black and white styles with fundamental two-dimensional geometric styles. I created hundreds of tiny drawings combining these easy factors, deciding upon the ones I desire, and recombining these without having recognizing where by the do the job was headed. All of the drawings in this exhibit have arrive out of this approach.”