CoCA Belltown Gallery
November - December, 2007
About the work:
I paint life with an eye for the underlying nerve that makes experience powerful and personal. Through minimal detail and stylized human forms, I hope to catch the viewer unaware. They see a simple scene but feel a richer drama, one they've witnessed, or been apart of.
I choose my subjects for their levels of meaning and expression. Encaustic and oil painting allow for the depth of the subject. I use my subjects as metaphors for larger themes, reinforcing them through the use of different surfaces, materials, and design elements.
By producing a series of paintings on specific subjects, I attempt to sift down to the basic elements of experience-the conflicting core of emotions that make life complex and compelling. In the end, I hope viewers see a refracted glimmer of their own lives through my work.
The fine print:
These pieces are available for pick-up in Seattle. Shipping elsewhere by special arrangement only, at cost. Pieces may be viewed in Seattle by prior arrangement. Contact Ray C. Freeman III for viewing and/or purchase.