It's as if they have been digitally regurgitated. Perhaps viewers expect to see something that can't possibly be created in real space. I hope that it creates an awkwardness.

Ruth Freeman

About the Artist


Ruth Freeman (b. 1969) is a New York-based painter whose work explores the relationship between chaos and order. Beginning with a detailed digital mockup, Ruth alternates between additive and subtractive layers of paint, mirroring her computer based sketch. Once these initial layers are complete, Ruth allows chance to intervene as she adds impromptu gestural brushwork in reaction and opposition to her previous marks.

News and Notables
  • Exhibited at Art Austerlitz, 2021

  • Featured in Artmaze Magazine, 2019

  • Solo exhibition, Beers London, 2016