Scan Magazine, Issue 133, February 2020

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Fear, 100x120cm, 2020. Courtesy of Gallery Birch, Copenhagen.

Artist of the Month, Norway

A life revolving around art The renowned, contemporary Norwegian artist Kenneth Blom has a lifelong fascination with human beings, which he expresses beautifully through his abstract works. Characterised by a blend of architectural and figurative elements, his paintings convey a moody yet gleeful tone, by an artist who has lived a life revolving around art. By Ingrid Opstad  |  Photos: Tommy Normann/Jens Hamran

Born in the historic city of Roskilde in Denmark, Kenneth Blom spent the first eight years of his life there, before later moving to Norway. Growing up, he was always surrounded by art and design. With his father a designer and jeweller 108  |  Issue 133  |  February 2020

at Georg Jensen and a childhood home filled with Scandinavian design furniture by the likes of Hans J. Wegner, Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen, as well as a drawing board at the centre of the living room, Blom discovered an inter-

Kenneth Blom.

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