Joe Bloom (b.1995, London) is an English artist who currently lives and works in London, England. He holds an BA in Painting and Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Bloom has completed a Foundation Fine Art course at the Royal Drawing School in England. Bloom’s paintings are primarily made with oil on canvas, in addition he works as a documentary and narrative film maker. Bloom explores and criticises social constructs and societal norms through the lens of the everyday. His art depicts human and non-human relations within vibrant landscapes. His technique of paining such vibrant images that feel systematic and unified with his motives is achieved through complicated and detailed colour mixing. Over the years Joe Bloom has maintained a personal arts practice while also being involved in multiple other employments in film and the arts.
Solo Exhibitions include (Upcoming) Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2024); The Door in the Wall, VINVIN Vienna, Vienna, Austria (2022).
Group Exhibitions include (Upcoming) Where The Wild Roses Grow, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Schloss Görne, Berlin, Germany (2023); Crush, Grove Collective / Backhaus Projects, Berlin, Germany (2022); Mare Karuna, Group Show in Puglia, Puglia, Italy (2022); Artist in Residency Exhibition, Sicily Artist Program, Sicily, Italy (2022); Threes a Crowd, 3 Person painting show, Soho Revue Gallery, London, England (2022); A Generous Display, Hastings Contemporary, Hastings, England (2021); Hung On A Minute, Platform Southwark, London, England (2021); Mathew Burrows Selects, Unit 1 Gallery, London, England (2021); Mid-Way, Soho Revue Gallery, London, England (2020); Begin Again, Guts Gallery, London, England (2020); Idle Thoughts, Soho Revenue Gallery, London, England (2020); When Shit hits the fan, Guts Gallery, London, England (2020); Night Out, Charlton Gallery, London, England (2020); The Accumulation of Things, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, England (2018); Full Circle, Lauderdale House, Highgate, England (2018); Compass Gallery new generation show, Compass Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland (2017); Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Glasgow, Scotland (2017); Serving Suggestion, The Glue Factory, Glasgow, Scotland (2016); 2 Years Licked, Grace and Clarke Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland (2015).
Highlights and Collections
In 2020-2021 Joe Bloom received the Artist in Residence Painting Placement from Platform Southwark in London, UK. Furthermore, Bloom received the Artist in Residence in the Country Studio of Antony Gormley in 2017.
Films and Documentaries include Underwater with Closed Eyes, Short documentary premiered at the UK Jewish film festival (2021); Living Proof, narrative drama film, selected for the BAFTA qualifying (2021); Out the window, film, screened at ‘Reality runs away’ Festival (2019); Making friends with a stranger changed my life, commissioned by BBC3 Aesthetica Short Film Festival (2019); JC, Be; Art Film, included in Whitechapel Galleries Open screening of artists moving image (2019); Ahmd Serhani, A Portrait, is featured 3 times on the BBC1 London News Program (2018); Ahmed Serhani, a portrait, Screen-test film festival, nominated for the committee’s choice award (2017).