Seth Bauserman’s drawings are more question than statement. Each piece is a series of layers that hide and obscure, blend and conflict—each mimicking in color, texture, and form the process by which people come to understand or remain blind to the truth about their selves.
The drawings in this series begin as layers of individual marks made upon paper. Each layer is then shaped and reshaped to conceal, emphasize, or transform the individual marks. Each is a record of presence and absence; forms made of simple strokes and their own negations.
A socio-political moment fraught with caricatures of groups and carelessness with words demands a visual idiom of careful perception and focused intention. These works invite introspection and instead of reaction—a visual space to consider the complex and layered nature of identity as a remedy to the flattening and simplifying of identity politics.
Seth lives and works in Richmond, Virginia.