Belinda Blum currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her M.F.A. in painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2006. She has show her work in places such as New York City, Washington D.C., New Jersey and Mississippi as well as abroad in France. She received two fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center in 2003 and 2006.
How many images do we look at daily? My paintings are about that moment of glimpsing, the state of disconnected consciousness, which I believe is much of the current state we exist in. Whether through painting or site-specific installations, my work dissolves boundaries between figure and landscape, surface and image. While my work is representationally motivated it usually exceeds a representational rationale. I prefer the awkward or the unfamiliar rather than the known. My use of decorative mark-making, geometric shapes and organic gestures often activate and flatten space simultaneously. My work arrives through a combination of spontaneity and an intuitive use of sense-memory.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, Brooklyn