Born in Hong Kong, raised in Tokyo, the child of British ex-patriots with eyes beyond the horizon, Kaye Freeman is truly an international artist. Freeman’s works of art are pure visual arrangements of vibrant colours, contrasting shapes and bold composition interpreted through her undeniable internal force.
Her award-wining abstract drawings in paint are rooted in a lifetime study of natural form, developed at the historic Julian Ashton Art School and honed to a keen edge while painting for theatre and film. Freeman’s work is described as “...an audacious realization of colour, line, form and philosophy”. Her mother, an architectural artist, brought her to countless Buddhist Temples in Tokyo where the beauty, depth and visual excitement of these places ignited Freeman’s artistic process.
Today, Freeman draws her inspiration from her travels through Japan, Mexico, Hong Kong, Britain, and most recently California and the U.S. The sheer scale, palpable energy and sensuality of her work challenges and conjures representations; adhering to the viewers subconscious, seeking organic forms, making the images ever more familiar, exuberant and affirming.
After nearly 30 years in Australia, the artist relocated to the heart of downtown Los Angeles where she has lived and worked since 2016. Her artwork resides in private collections throughout the U.S., Japan, Dubai and Australia; and has most notably been exhibited in The Substation Contemporary art forum in Melbourne and the Buiten Collective in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Among Freeman’s many awards and plaudits is the prestigious SHE award from the Walker St. Gallery of Melbourne.
Kaye Freeman is currently represented by House of Wren.