Eric FREEMAN (American, b. 1970)
Eric Freeman earned his B.F.A. from Tufts University in 1993.
Eric has become well known for his striking works of abstract illusion. Through his application of oil and pigment onto canvas, Freeman executes paintings that evoke a vibrant sense of depth, texture, and movement.
His manipulation of color and light creates three dimensional effects that shift with respect to the viewer’s position in space. Freeman uses custom iridescent pigments that refract light at different intensities depending on the thickness of the paint layer and increase the architectural dimension of his work. He has drawn inspiration from contemporary artists such as James Turrell and Dan Flavin as well as Color Field painters of the twentieth century such as Mark Rothko and Josef Albers. Yet Freeman’s particular use of light, space, and hue, through many layers of paint, yields compositions that are original and stunning.
He has shown at the Wetterling Gallery in Stockholm, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Alain Noirhomme, Brussels, Mary Boone Gallery, Stephen Stux Gallery and Feature Gallery in New York, Springs Fireplace Project and Glen Horowitz Gallery in East Hampton, The Western Project in Culver City, and the Saatchi Gallery in London. His work is included in the collections of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation and the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland, Saatchi Gallery, London, and in the collection of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York.