Steve Bloom -
Artist Steve Bloom has the
unique ability to combine his mastery of the most ancient of printmaking techniques with the most contemporary digital processes
to create his internationally renowned imagery.
Bloom received his B.A. in
Art with an emphasis in illustration from California State at Fullerton. During graduate studies, Steve was hired to produce
limited edition etchings and serigraphs for an international art distribution company. Within six months, he had designed
and set up their in-house printmaking studio. With the crème de la crème of resources and supplies at his disposal, Bloom
produced editions that are collected all over the world.
"My early works are unrecognizable
from today's images because I would experiment with a different style and technique for every edition produced. The growth
and experience was priceless." His most memorable moments were the direct consultations with renowned printmakers across the
globe. "Speaking with Salvador Dali's Atelier manager regarding embossing processes or discussing a 'secret' formula used
by Picasso's Atelier for copper plate etching, were very exciting moments for me."
Years of professional experience
have truly made Bloom a master chromist who understands color and its relationship to printing with the many different substrates
available including the new inks for digital printing. Making traditional prints for over 20 years, Bloom has found an exciting
new medium - drawing digitally, and printing the image as an original print rather than a reproduction of an existing painting.
"How often in a lifetime is
an artist given the opportunity to be at the forefront of a new art movement. A movement that will be so important that art
as we know it will be forever influenced. Since DaVinci first began the use of his Camera Obscura, technology has slowly crept
into art and the making of art. Now these creative and artistic technologies have become advanced enough that new artistic
boundaries are broken through so regularly that the imagination is finally coming very close to being the only hurdle left
"I call some of what I do
'sculpting with light' and other times I am merely drawing and painting with pixels instead of ink, graphite or paint. I rarely
ask a computer to create something for me. It's much too much fun to use it literally as a magic brush and canvas. These are
just new art materials. And while always wanting to visually produce a jazz improvisation, I finally found the palette, practice
and tools to pull it off!"