Kenneth Blom (b. 1967) is a contemporary Norwegian painter, whose work is characterized by a blend of elements which address the relationships between figure and industrial environment. His spaces are typically rendered to speak of vast empty spaces, and his figures are placed sparsely. Though architectural structure is clearly an important part of Blom’s work, they are rendered often with gestural brushstrokes and vivid color, and his figures are depicted with the same blend of elusiveness and precision. These elements combine to create psychologically independent, solitary worlds.
Born in 1967 in Roskilde, Denmark, Kenneth 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, Pekin fine art Beijing/Hong Kong and regularly at Galleri Haaken in Oslo. Blom currently lives and produces art in Oslo.