Oil on canvas
The painting features a single baseball player at bat, waiting on a pitch in a Miami jungle. The whimsical contrast between the player and his setting skews the viewers expectations, freeing the player from both his team and an audience. The batter is a symbol for the artist: alone and engaged without need of a set of spectators. The joyous pink and orange colors create a sense of warmth and happiness. The batter awaits the pitch with contented acceptance and signals "okay" as an overt (and playful) showing of his readiness.
Peyton Freiman is an internationally exhibited artist and occasional arts writer. He specializes in mixed media collage, painting, sculpture and installation art. His work has been featured in the Paris Review, time out New York, and the Wall Street Journal. Largely self taught, Freiman comes from a long line of artist from the southern United States. His grandmother painted, his mother painted, and now he to carries the torch. He is represented by Shin Gallery.RETURN TO CATALOG