Film, Media Arts, Other, Performing Arts, Traditional Arts, Visual Arts
Artist StatementPersonal and poetic, rhythmic and layered, my work merges the world of sound and vision - the internal with the external. It focuses on borderlines ... those mostly invisible boundaries that separate me from you, us from them, reality from fantasy, childhood from adulthood, life from death, us from the natural world. My installations are my attempt at immersing the viewer in my vision of the world. This is how I perceive reality and is my invitation to you to come see it through my eyes. The essence lies in the interaction between the viewer and the artwork, which is why all my installations are immersive and interactive. They are multi sensory experiences, that engage with sound/touch and light. Playful, they unapologetically appeal to our sense of wonder. My digital paintings are divided into series which might at first glance seem disparate but which all are anchored in the poetic use of color, the love of the natural world and the unmasking of the unseen. Reflections and shadows are two perennial subject matters of mine. They are secret doors to our own inner reality. They show us sides of the world, and of ourselves which we tend to ignore. The dual vision of the world created by reflections, seeing simultaneously what is in front and what is behind, what is above and what is below, symbolizes in my work the merging of both the inner and outer realities and is something I have been striving for in my art.
Liliane Blom is a classically trained painter and award-winning photographer whose distinct style mixes her love of both media into a new one; she calls her fusion of painting and photography digital painting. Her pieces printed on canvas or watercolor paper are later enhanced with oils/pastels and often with gold or silver leaf. Based in Rockville Maryland, she is of French/Norwegian extraction and a frequent exhibitor in the Washington region as well as an art organizer and curator.
Liliane Blom is also an installation artist. Her installation art is interactive and often environmental in scope. They are multi-sensory immersive experiences, that engage the viewer with sound/touch and light. Playful, they unapologetically appeal to our sense of wonder.
Liliane Blom's "Four Season" series is currently being featured at Westfield Montgomery Mall as part of Visarts Art Walk and initiative that showcases local artists' work in empty storefronts in the mall. This is a pilot project and four of Liliane Blom's pieces were selected to be shown on the lower level of the mall in a prominent display one piece being 12x28 feet and the other 12x19 feet.
You can find more information and videos on current and past installations at https://www.lilianeblom.com/installations
Four Seasons as murals at Westfield Montgomery Mall 2019
Seasonal Rhythms - DC art all Nights 2019
Kaleidoscope - Strathmore Mansion at Strathmore Center for the Arts 2019
Blowing in the Wind - Torpedo Factory 2019
Selected video works - Dupont Underground, Washington DC 2018
Kaleidoscope - Cristal City, Virginia 2017
Pink "A Cherry Blossom Fantasy" - Visarts, Rockville 2016/2017
Manta the roving art robot - New Carrolton, 2015
Canned Joy - Frederic Maryland, 2013
Connecting with the Light 2012
You can find more information and images of her digital paintings at https://www.lilianeblom.com/fine-art
Her digital paintings are divided in series:
“On Golden Ponds”
“Avian Neural Interface”
"Connecting with the Light"