Known for his vivid and powerful figurative paintings, skillful brave use of color and gesture are the trademark of Freeman’s work and make his figures nearly abstract. He has traditionally focused on the interactions between people in his work, on couples and crowds, and the characters in his paintings betray their emotions with expressive facial and body language.
Robert Freeman has been exhibiting his art works nationally for over 30 years and has been included in the public collections of the National Center for African-American Artists; Boston Public Library; Brown University; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and DeCordova Museum, among other institutions. He has been featured in numerous solo and group gallery shows.
Art critic, Christine Temin of the Boston Globe, referred to Freeman’s paintings as “a relief and joy, a visual balm for people starved for beauty.”