Born in Roskilde, Denmark, contemporary artist Kenneth Blom moved to Norway as a young child.
Blom attended the Oslo Academy of Fine Arts from 1990 to 1994 and completed his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düssedorf in 1995. Since then Blom has established himself as a modern Nordic contemporary artist in galleries worlwide.
Kenneth Blom’s style of painting is one characterized by merging elements of figuration and spacial composition.
Reminiscent of the style of Edvard Munch, Blom's figures seemlessly mesh with their surroundings, invoking the image of a shadow or vaguely reflected image.
Blom's architectural settings are distinctly Nordic in their strict lines and perspective. In combining these dreamlike human figures within spaces which are not clearly defined, Blom creates his own unique expression.
“One very rarely comes across pictures that are so Norwegian.”
- Nowegian art historian Åsmund Thorkildsen
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2020, Oil on canvas, 100x120 cm.
”Sometimes we find ourselves at a point in life where we lose our balance. We can fall in love, lose someone close to us, become ill or lose our job. In situations like these we often feel like we lose our footing.
Blom's paintings are very forceful and often portray existential scenarios. We do not know how the story in the painting will end, just as in life"
Flemming Kloster-Poulsen, Pastor of The Danish Church in London and author
2000, 01, 02, 04, 07, 09, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17 Galleri Haaken, Oslo
2007 Sotheby's London
2008 Stavanger Kunstforening
2010, 11, 14, 19 Jason McCoy Gallery, New York
2010 Gallery Bouhlou, Berlin
2011, 16 Maerz Contemporary, Berlin
2013 The Bowery Hotel, New York
2014 Studio Hogo Opdal, Ålesund
2014 Gallery Mykonos, Greece
2015 Transformation, Beograd
2015 Pekin Fine Art, Hong Kong
2016, 19 Positions, Berlin
2017 Muster Meier Gallery, Bern
2019 Dropsfabrikken, Trondheim
2019 Louisa Cartucci Gallery, Berlin
2019 Art Basel
2019 Lyon Particules, Lyon
2020 Art Herning, Galerie Birch
2020 Special Exhibition, Galerie Birch Copenhagen