Additional Information on Eric Freeman
Modern and contemporary artists and art; Eric Freeman
western-project.com- Eric Freeman â€“ 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.
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.