Artist Statement

Andie Paradis Freeman’s work engages traditional realism and contemporary abstraction to evoke a space in time that is frozen and dreamlike.

The subjects of her paintings are cherished and natural objects hanging and moving in a fantastical setting as if the viewer just missed meeting the users. Still life is used as a tool for narrative, giving a glimpse of a life lived by using artifacts of daily life combined with the richness of nature. We live in a disposable world that makes us critical of ourselves, and others, as we reach for the next object to fill the void of human interaction. In this time of rapidly changing lifestyles of modern communities, the art reflects the importance to explore what it means to be human, what mark we leave for current and future generations through daily rituals and interaction with nature. Freeman currently creates in Raleigh, NC, and was raised in Massachusetts and Hilton Head, SC. Freeman earned her BFA from College of Charleston and a graphic design degree from Miami Ad School, Atlanta.

 

We live in a disposable world that makes us critical of ourselves, and others, as we reach for the next object to fill the void of human interaction. In this time of rapidly changing lifestyles of modern communities, the art reflects the importance to explore what it means to be human, what mark we leave for current and future generations through daily rituals and interaction with nature.