There’s something very linguistic about Joanne’s abstract, hard-edged, yet colorful paintings. So it’s not surprising that she cites Pop Art and design as her main influences. You’ll be distracted (and rightfully so!) tracing the cracks, intersections, and divisions among the planes of color, even imagining depth in them - but in the end, there is no distinction between foreground and background. Like a mobius strip, there only are two (or maybe three) colors in endless play with one another.
Joanne Freeman is an abstract painter who lives and works in New York. She does minimalist, reductive paintings and artworks on paper, with abstract shapes, neat contours and vivid, striking,and gestural marks. Freeman studied at the University of Wisconsin, where she obtained a Barchelors Degree in Fine Arts in 1976. She obtained a Masters degree in Fine arts from the New York University in 1981. She taught painting and drawing at the University of New York and at the New School for Social Research. She worked as artist and guest speaker at the New York studio School and at the Massachusetts College of Art.