Brooklyn-based painter Ruth Freeman shares how her architectural background has influenced her working methods and the role that technology has in her process.
“With the formalities of abstractions, one is always working with foreground and background. Now that we look at a lot of artwork digitally, my work has taken on a different kind of meaning. It interfaces differently. When it’s a painting produced by hand, these digital qualities and processes are looked at and understood differently than if it was a print-out of a digital rendering.”
“I use digital tools in my painting process in a way that picks up on some of the awkward moments I had encountered in the architectural field of the 90s. I’m still trying to work through the awkwardness of digital tools many years later.”
“I’m chronically challenging perfection and exploring the process of bringing a virtual image to reality.”