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Wolfgang Bloch

Pacifico Series is a brave departure from form for Wolfgang Bloch, an artist known best for his moving and recognizable contemporary seascapes. This new series signals not only a seachange in the established subject matter of Bloch’s body of work, but also the simultaneous surfacing of a deep well of uncharted emotions from this typically guarded and private artist.

Arising from a characteristically subdued palate of deep colors, the works in Pacifico are as deliberate and as expressive as always, but for the first time they take viewers beneath Bloch’s unmistakable surfaces that are at once beautiful and foreboding. There’s serious weight to each of these new works, but each also offers a promise of light. Pacifico takes viewers to the depths of the ocean and to the depths of life’s most challenging passages.

Mike Stice, June 2107

Wolfgang Bloch

Wolfgang Bloch
Pacifico no.10-17
Oil on linen
40 x 30
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