Ted Seeberg is a visual artist based in Vancouver, Canada. He inherited his interest in art from his father and grandmother, both talented painters, and has pursued his love for drawing and painting throughout his life. Ted studied art at Vancouver’s Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design before pursuing an education in building design. He developed a successful career as a residential designer, working for various architectural firms, as well as launching his own design company, Ted Seeberg Design Ltd.
Despite his conventional career path, Ted continued to fulfill his need for artistic expression – drawing, painting and escaping to the wilderness for inspiration as often as possible. Now dedicating more of his time to painting, Ted continues to examine his geographical surroundings through his artwork, surveying the raw, complex beauty of Canada’s west coast.
Ted’s work is held in private collections in Canada,United States,China,Germany, Austria, Switzerland and New Zealand.
Artist’s Statement: Preferring to express myself in a figurative-abstract hybrid, I like the idea of veiled images within my work. Following the words of great B.C. artist Jack Shadbolt, who noted a good painting “should hit you in the eyeballs,” I am uninterested in recreating pretty, scenic views. My goal is to start with an acknowledgement of the landscape and move from there into colour, texture, composition, and emotion.
I hold several painters in high esteem, in particular the distorted and strange personal imagery of Phillip Guston
and Francis Bacon, the unselfconscious ugliness and raw power of Egon Schiele and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner,
and the use of paint by Balthus, Willem de Kooning, and Marc Chagall.