Kenneth Blom

Recent Paintings

23/11 - 14/1  2023

Thursday 23 November at At 18.00 Galleri Dropsfabrikken has the pleasure of opening the solo exhibition "Recent Paintings" with the Danish-Norwegian painter Kenneth Blom.

The exhibition is being held on the occasion of the publication of his new book "Kenneth Blom: A Survey", which is the artist's first comprehensive monograph, and which provides a retrospective of Blom's work over the past decade.

Blom's paintings stand out through a unique combination of architectural and figurative elements. Over the years, his art has been influenced by various artistic currents. In his exploration of the alienated figure and its complex psychological depths, he draws inspiration from Edvard Munch's legacy. At the same time, his deep, yet lively color palette is reminiscent of Nordic artists from the 19th century, linked to Romanticism or the Danish Golden Age. Yet Blom's technique is distinctly modern, involving the use of photographs to both enhance and distort
the realism.

Norwegian-Danish visual artist Kenneth Blom has long since established himself on the international scene
the art scene. He exhibits in New York, Rome, Berlin, Copenhagen, Bern, Vienna and Beijing, among others.
He has been responsible for the prestigious auction house Sotheby's first solo exhibition of contemporary art
art. He is now exhibiting in Galleri Dropsfabrikken with the solo exhibition "Recent Paintings".
The exhibition is being held on the occasion of the publication of his new book "Kenneth Blom: A Survey", which is
the artist's first comprehensive monograph, which provides a retrospective of Blom's work over the past decade.
Blom's paintings stand out through a unique combination of architectural and figurative elements.
Over the years, his art has been influenced by various artistic currents. In his exploration of
the alienated figure and its complex psychological depths, he draws inspiration from
Edvard Munch's legacy. At the same time, his deep, yet lively color palette can be reminiscent of Nordics
artists from the 19th century, linked to Romanticism or the Danish Golden Age. Nevertheless, Bloms is
technique distinctly modern, involving the use of photographs to both enhance and distort
the realism.
All in all, Blom portrays in a particularly skilful way a space where people mix with architecture
or indistinct landscapes. Where details merge into abstraction, and realism dissolves into blur
spots of scraped paint. His work serves as a reminder that the present moment
is nothing but fleeting and never completely within our grasp.

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Kenneth Blom · Disconected · 2023 · 100 x 120 cm

Disconected
2023
100 x 120 cm

Kenneth Blom · Sun stood still · 2023 · 100 x 120 cm

Sun stood still
2023
100 x 120 cm

Kenneth Blom · Gallery dropsfabrikken Trondhjem · 2023

Gallery dropsfabrikken Trondhjem
2023

Kenneth Blom · Dropsfabrikken · 2023

Dropsfabrikken
2023

Kenneth Blom · Dropsfabrikken · 2023

Dropsfabrikken
2023

Kenneth Blom · Dropsfabrikken · 2023

Dropsfabrikken
2023

Kenneth Blom · Dropsfabrikken · 2023

Dropsfabrikken
2023

Kenneth Blom · dropsfabrikken · 2023

dropsfabrikken
2023

Kenneth Blom · Dropsfabrikken · 2023

Dropsfabrikken
2023

Kenneth Blom · Dropsfabrikken · 2023

Dropsfabrikken
2023

Kenneth Blom · Dropsfabrikken · 2023

Dropsfabrikken
2023

Kenneth Blom · Untitled · 2024


2024

Kenneth Blom · Untitled · 2024


2024

Kenneth Blom · Untitled · 2024


2024

Kenneth Blom · Untitled · 2024


2024

Kenneth Blom · Untitled · 2024


2024

Kenneth Blom · Von Fraunberg gallery. Düsseldorf · 2024

Von Fraunberg gallery. Düsseldorf
2024

Kenneth Blom · dropsfabrikken · 2023

dropsfabrikken
2023

 
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