Kenneth Blom Exhibition

Jason McCoy, Inc. (Midtown)

poster for Kenneth Blom Exhibition

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An installation of new paintings by the Norwegian painter Kenneth Blom. Blom’s paintings are characterized by a unique blend of architectural and figurative elements. His gestures are restrained and his spaces are almost left spare. While his figures often seem to merge with their surroundings, they also appear forlorn and unfulfilled in the context of the world at large. This exploration of mood and dark sentiment has led critics to place Blom’s oeuvre in the context of Northern Melancholic Romanticism and art historian Åsmund Thorkildsen wrote in 2004: “[one] very rarely comes across pictures that are so Norwegian.” Blom’s influences and associations vary. His focus on the alienated figure and psychological complexities pay homage to the oeuvre of Edvard Munch; his palette alludes to such Northern Romantics as I.C. Dahl, or Caspar David Friedrich; but his contemporary technique, which utilizes photographs to enhance and distort a sense of realism, relates to Gerhard Richter. In addition, Blom reveals an affinity for minimalist gestures and his overall approach to composition is clearly conceptual.

[Image: Kenneth Blom "Summer" (2009) oil on canvas 39 x 47 in.]



from January 21, 2010 to March 06, 2010


Kenneth Blom

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