David Bloom is a painter working in oil and acrylics to produce bold colors in abstract, often non-representational pieces. His trademark technique employs the palette knife to great effect, applying heavy impasto and giving this work a sculptural quality. His paintings have been purchased by art lovers in Chicago and New York; presented in art shows including Sound Images and Black and White…ish in Chicago.
Harmony in Art and Music
“For the last 40 years in my teaching and study of music, I have been an ardent fan of harmony; the way chords sound and the way they progress and resonate with each other.” – David Bloom
“In art, I’ve found that all aspects of music have visual analogs: the way the colors fit together is a visual harmony. Rhythm, harmony, melody, tone, composition and arranging are prevalent to one degree or another in all art. Whether colors are adjacent, in my geometric paintings, or shadings of blue and white in Contender, there is a magic in the way colors can evoke certain emotion.”
– David Bloom
Painting in “Two and a Half Dimensions”
“Through the years he developed a sensory, tactile relationship with the paint. He does this through application of paint via pallet knives, sponges, and squeegees. Now he is morphing into some figurative directions, yet maintaining the sculptural quality. His paintings live in two and a half dimensions.”– Victoria Martin, Artist
Art Designed for Creative Viewing
“My goal is to create a stimulating canvas on which viewers can paint their story lines and emotions. I hope the same inspiration I found in creating these painting will be passed on to viewers as they recreate their own images, stories and emotions in their minds. Many artists who paint realistically use recognizable subject matter to elicit interest or emotion. For me, photorealism gives too much information to stimulate the ambiguity necessary for creative viewing.” – David Bloom
Improvisation in Paint
“I prefer the improvisational, in-the-moment way to create. Each stroke or application of paint helps me navigate what to do next.
Many of these paintings take left turns along the way. Improvisation demands that you are ready to change direction on a dime. Each new incarnation of the image creates progressive stimulation for my imagination and expression.”
– David Bloom