Kenneth Blom

1967 · Norway

Artist biography

Kenneth Blom is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Norway, like other artists such as Jakob Schmidt, Kine Andersen, Ingebjørg Une Hagen, Linne Urbye, and Hanne Katrine Berg. Kenneth Blom was born in 1967.

About Kenneth Blom's works

Kenneth Blom is known for working in the fields of Figuration and Conceptual work. Often seen as the opposite of abstraction, figurative art also exists beyond just a simple depiction of reality. Although it essentially signifies the ability to depict a real-world subject, the style, approaches and mediums that can be chosen by the artist are endless, which gives figurative art the power to be truly innovative and radical. Some glorious instances of figurative art include Henri Matisse’s sculpture The Serf, or Pablo Picasso’s painting Les Demoiselles D’Avignon.

Defined as a movement in the late 1960s, simultaneously in Europe and America, Conceptual art was significantly influenced by the simplicity of Minimalism, although it took a step further in rejecting all pre-existing conceptions one would have about art. Defining Conceptual art can be intricate, as the boundaries are not clearly defined, and constantly shifting. The artworks can take the form of almost anything, but the core idea stays the same - the strategies and concepts behind the art are more important than the finished artwork itself. The conceptual artists use a multitude of materials and forms to freely explore the myriad of possibilities through which they want to convey their message. Some of the most critically acclaimed figures of Conceptualism include artists such as Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner and Yoko Ono. French artist Marcel Duchamp is considered to be the forefather of Conceptualism, with his artwork Fontaine, where he controversially tried to blur the line between art and reality.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Kenneth Blom's work is on display in two galleries, which are Galleri Haaken in Oslo, Norway and Luisa Catucci Gallery in Berlin, Germany. Kenneth Blom's work has most recently been exhibited at Galleri Haaken in Oslo (20 May 2017 until 18 June 2017) with the exhibition New Works. Kenneth Blom's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Art Karlsruhe 2020 (12 February 2020 - 15 February 2020) at Luisa Catucci Gallery in Berlin and Archetypes - Kenneth Blom's solo exhibition (03 October 2019 - 14 November 2019) at Luisa Catucci Gallery in Berlin. Kenneth Blom's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called New Works and took place at Galleri Haaken in Oslo, Norway from the 20 May 2017 to 18 June 2017.

At the moment, Kenneth Blom has a total of 12 artworks for sale at Artland.

Kenneth Blom in private collections

On Artland Kenneth Blom's art can be found in the collection of Kimzta and Twice As Nice, who for instance also has works by other artists including Sarah Derat, Ruth Asawa, and Won Sou-Yeol.

Further Biographical Context for Kenneth Blom

Kenneth Blom was born in 1967 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Kenneth Blom

  • Artworks in Collections 3
  • Exhibitions 5
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