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SELECTED WORKS BY Eric Freeman

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Eric Freeman
Industrial Road

2004

oil on linen

274 x 269 cm
Pulsating with an electrified glow, Eric Freeman’s paintings resonate disquiet energy, their minimal compositions dizzying in their defiance of space. Comprised of four diffused coloured bands set vertically against a black ground, Industrial Road reverberates with immaculate tension, its forms appearing to undulate in 3D perspective. Drawing comparison to abstract painters such as Ellsworth Kelly and Frank Stella, as well as sculptors such as Dan Flavin and James Turrell, Freeman’s work combines the illusory qualities of paint with the physicality of altered environment; his large scale canvases having the effect of magnetic fields, shifting the perception of centre of gravity.
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Eric Freeman
Red Inside Green

2005

oil on linen

244 x 244 cm
Paying homage to artists such as Joseph Albers and Marc Rothko, Eric Freeman’s Red Inside Green re-devises the metaphysical qualities of abstract painting for a contemporary age. Using contrasting hues, Red Inside Green offers subtle deception through colour perspective, its geometric forms continuously bulging and receding in illusionary space. Seamlessly painted in oil, Freeman’s canvas possesses an artificial vivacity; its ethereal glow reminiscent of plasma screen technology, creating an electrifying aura that is both spiritual and synthetic.
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Eric Freeman
Landscape #1 (yellow green purple)

2005

oil on linen

244 x 244 cm

OTHER RESOURCES

artfacts.net
Additional Information on Eric Freeman

the-artists.org
Modern and contemporary artists and art; Eric Freeman

western-project.com
- Eric Freeman – Various Press articles
The painting that hangs in the entryway of Eric Freeman's exhibition at Western Project, opposite the front door, is a vibrant 8-foot-by-8-foot horizontally stratified field of orange, pale and luminous across the center and fading gently toward brown at the top and bottom. It's a smooth, warm and inviting work; moving toward it into the gallery feels like walking into a sunset.

findarticles.com - Eric Freeman at Mary Boone by Edward Leffingwell
Recasting the 19th-century quest for the sublime, Eric Freeman marshals fields of electric color and optical effects in the service of an abstracted landscape. Of the five vivid, oil-on-linen paintings included in this show of untitled works dated 2003, four are 8 feet square, and of those, three express the distinct horizon-centered orientation of a landscape with a central darkness disclosed as though from between thin, parted lips.

wetterlinggallery.com
Eric Freeman's art is beautifully and sensually painted in colors that are both inventive and surprising. The transitions from light to dark and back again are optically dazzling. They speak about landscape, fading light, rising sun and misty clouds. But also about unrecognized consciousness and unformed images.

findarticles.com
- Eric Freeman: no bells, no whistles, just painting - Interviewby Bob Colacello
In this age of video, photography, installation, and rampant topicality, pure abstract painting still thrives in a hangarlike studio hard by the East Hampton Airport. But Eric Freeman's taut, cool, color-driven canvases are definitely not recherche: Their roots may be in Turner's mists or Rothko's hazes, but their pulsating, luminous surfaces suggest James Turrell's high-tech, other-worldly light works or even Robert Wilson's sublimely subtle stage lighting.