Louise Bloom

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Posted on: October 25th, 2018 by viweb No Comments

Louise Bloom has created a whole collection of paintings, engravings and artist books that reinterpret the fabulous universe of Lewis Carroll.

Bloom employs the iconography of the world of our dear Alice in Wonderland, weaving poetry and image with a finesse and brilliance inspired by childhood memories of the enthusiasm with which her father introduced her to this extravagant world.

Whatever the medium, paint, print or book work, this artist preserves the essential character of the original sense and no-sense story, juxtaposing and exploiting opposites; the imaginary and the real, the extraordinary and the mundane, the absurd and the sensible, the dream-like and the logical, to shock us into awareness about the abusive nature of our consumer culture.

The resulting ironies serve to influence our perceptions, and like reversed images in a mirror, alter our gaze on a transforming world, disturbing us in the process.

At a time when we face prospects of ecological disasters, Bloom’s images impact us as they raise a multitude of questions: principally, what predictions for our world are revealed on the other side of the mirror?

Manon Régimbald

Directrice artistique du Centre des arts contemporains

du Québec à Montréal

 

REFLECTIONS FROM THE LOOKING GLASS

Posted on: February 27th, 2013 by viweb No Comments

Louise Bloom has created a whole collection of paintings, engravings and artist books that reinterpret the fabulous universe of Lewis Carroll.

Bloom employs the iconography of the world of our dear Alice in Wonderland, weaving poetry and image with a finesse and brilliance inspired by childhood memories of the enthusiasm with which her father introduced her to this extravagant world.

Whatever the medium, paint, print or book work, this artist preserves the essential character of the original sense and no-sense story, juxtaposing and exploiting opposites; the imaginary and the real, the extraordinary and the mundane, the absurd and the sensible, the dream-like and the logical, to shock us into awareness about the abusive nature of our consumer culture.

The resulting ironies serve to influence our perceptions, and like reversed images in a mirror, alter our gaze on a transforming world, disturbing us in the process.

At a time when we face prospects of ecological disasters, Bloom’s images impact us as they raise a multitude of questions: principally, what predictions for our world are revealed on the other side of the mirror?

 

Manon Régimbald

Directrice artistique du Centre des arts contemporains

du Québec à Montréal

 

 

 

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FOR EXHIBITION IN EUROPE

Posted on: March 1st, 2014 by viweb No Comments

 

FOR EXHIBITION IN EUROPE

Lithograph-Collage will be exibited at 2nd European Lithography Days 2012 in Munich on August 31..

This work has recently traveled to Munich, Germany for exhibition.

http://www.lithotage.de/english_lithotage/prize-for-lithography/index.html

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Flags, banners, maps, plans, as well as the symbols used on them are common in art and are often used in the field of printmaking. Which meaning do these arrangements of colors, planes and symbols have between the poles of a globalized world without borders on the one side, and the longing for a homeland and a feeling of belonging on the other side?

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The exhibition, 2nd LITHOGRAPHY DAYS, AUGUST 31 to SEPTEMBER 16 sponsered by the Münchner Künstlerhausch invite interpretations of the topic in lithography technique. Combinations with other printing techniques are allowed, according to the motto  “beyond the borders”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CINQ FEMMES – Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides

Posted on: November 25th, 2011 by viweb No Comments


CINQ FEMMES

Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides,

Saint-Jérôme

du 11 septembre au 13 novembre 2011

The upcoming exhibition CINQ FEMMES unites five highly accomplished Laurentian women artists who are a creative “tour de force.” Louise Bloom is exhibiting works from the new collection of paintings and prints from her recent solo exhibition LIVRE OUVERT (Maison de la Culture Mercier) in Montreal in June of this year.

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(See link to Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides to view film about CINQ FEMMES)

 

 

 

 

 

LOUISE BLOOM – Livre Ouvert

Posted on: November 23rd, 2011 by viweb No Comments

 

 

Maison de la culture Mercier – Juin 2011

LIVRE OUVERT

Montréal – Juin 2011

LIVRE OUVERT is a finely woven, well integrated presentation of prints, collage and paintings that derive from my interest in story as a vehicle of transformation, rooted in the “narrative”. The work invites close reading and intends to surprise, stimulate, incite and sometimes shock the intellect. The consequences of our consumer culture and human greed have in recent years been a large part of the “story”.

My print works on paper as illustration and text, either my own or recycled, often result in the ironic marriage of medium and message. I use digital manipulation and photo processes in combination with hand drawing to achieve the desired composition. I favor lithography and etching. The “Artist Book” as a form has particular appeal.

 

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

 

This is an exhibition of artist books that originate at the Atelier de l’Ile, a collective print studio in Val David, Québec, and L’Union de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba. This unique collection of 27 books, playfully and ingeniously explores the subject of art and new communication technologies.

Centre d’exposition du Vieux Presbytère, 150, rue des Peupliers, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Québec.

 

LOUISE BLOOM – TELEPHONO

 

 The found and recycled married “new technologies” synthesizing past and potential modes of communication, inspired by the ingenuity of our fellow artists abroad who, in contrast to our excessive consumer culture, are bound by the limited availability of materials.

Les objets trouvés et recyclés marient les “nouvelles technologies” symbolisant des modes de communication passés et potentiels comme nous le démontrent nos ingénieux partenaires cubains qui travaillent avec moins de matériaux, à l’opposé du gaspillage de notre culture de consommation.

Los objetos encontrados y reciclados se entrelazan a las “nuevas tecnologias” simbolizando modos de communicacion pasados y potenciales, inspirados por nuestros ingeniosos companeros cubanos que trabajan con escasos materials, en oposicion al dispilfarro de nuestra cultura de consumo.