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Kenneth Blom

Born in 1967 in Roskilde, Denmark, Blom moved to Norway as a child.
He studied at the Statens Kunstakademi in Oslo (1990-1994), as well as at the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts (1994-1995).
He has shown extensively in Europe, including as a featured artist at Sotheby’s New Bond Street in London, at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Norway, at Jason Mc Coy Gallery in New York, and regularly at Galeri Haaken in Oslo.
Today, Blom lives and works in Oslo.

Kenneth Blom

Born in 1967 in Roskilde, Denmark, Blom moved to Norway as a child.
He studied at the Statens Kunstakademi in Oslo (1990-1994), as well as at the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts (1994-1995).
He has shown extensively in Europe, including as a featured artist at Sotheby’s New Bond Street in London, at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Norway, at Jason Mc Coy Gallery in New York, and regularly at Galeri Haaken in Oslo.
Today, Blom lives and works in Oslo.

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Kenneth Blom is famous for his painting which depicts solitary figures in industrial and empty landscapes. Rendered in broad brushstrokes, these landscapes have a tendency to express moods and states of mind.
Blom also draws inspiration from the great Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen by painting complexities of the human psyche conveyed by human relationships.
The figures in his paintings are caught mid-movement, but their faces are blurred. “Their absence becomes more intrusive than their presence,” as Blom put it.
The radicalism of his pictorial language, revealed in the alternation of flat and sinuous forms, in the expressive deformation of the human body, in the specific choice of the color palette, and in the symbolic use of architecture, call to mind the work of some of the most significant Masters of modern and contemporary painting such as Edvard Munch, Edward Hopper and of course David Hockney, routing him deeply into the contemporary art historical context.

 

Exhibition List (Selection)

Solo Exhibitions

2020
Positions Art Fair, booth Luisa Catucci Gallery, Berlin
Gallery Birch, Copenhagen
Gallery Haaken, Oslo
Art Karlsruhe, booth Luisa Catucci Gallery, Karlsruhe
2019
Luisa Catucci Gallery , Berlin
Jason Mc Coy Gallery, New York
Gallery Dropsfabrikken Trondhjem, Norway
2018
Pekin fine art Beijing
2017
Muster Meier Gallery Bern/Switzerland
Pekin Fine art Hong Kong
Gallery Haaken Oslo
2016
Maerz contemporary Berlin
2015
Pekin Fine Arts, Hong Kong
Gallery Haaken Oslo
2014
Jason McCoy Gallery, New York
January 15
2013
Gallery Haaken, Oslo
2012
Studio Hugo Opdal/Moods of Norway Flø
2012
Gallery Haaken, Oslo
2011
Maerz Contemporary.Berlin
2011
Gallery Haaken, Oslo
2010
Galleri Bouhlou, Bergen
Jason McCoy Gallery New York
2009
Galleri Haaken, Oslo
2009
Galleri Haaken, Oslo
2008
Stavanger Art Society European Capital of Culture
2007
Colonnade Gallery at Sotheby’s, London
Galleri Haaken, Oslo
2006
Aalesunds Art Society
2005
Henie Onstad Art Center
2003
Galleri Haaken, Oslo
2002
Galleri Haaken, Oslo
2000
Galleri Haaken, Oslo
1999
Galleri 27, Oslo
1998
Galleri 27, Oslo

Group Exhibitions

2016
Studio Hugo Opdal Flø/Ulstein
2014
Transformation
Serbia/Beograd-Romania/Buchuresti
2014
Rarity gallery, Greece
Summer 2014
2013
jason McCoy Gallery, New York
2011
Jason McCoy Gallery, New York
2010
Jason McCoy Gallery
2006
Galleri Haaken, Oslo
2004
Galleri Haaken, Oslo
2003
Henie Onstad Art Center
2002
Galleri Haaken, Oslo
1998
Galleri Bomuldsfabrikken, Arendal
1995
Trondheim Art Society
1994
Galleri Bomuldsfabrikken, Arendal
Oslo Art Society
1991
Galleri 27, Oslo

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