Stefan Blom (1963) is a South African sculptor and printmaker, who resides in Cape Town. Blom studied graphic design at the Witwatersrand Technikon in Johannesburg and began his career in advertising. Over the years he gained knowledge and insights from artists around him, which formed an instinctual urge to peruse his passion in contemporary art. His works often include embossing, etching and sculptural construction, which express various forms of storytelling in a subtle and ambiguous way, often relating to suffering in a disquieting manner.
Stefan Blom had his first solo exhibition in 1995 at the Karen Mc Kerron Gallery in Johannesburg. Thereafter Blom was nominated for the FNB Vita Art Now Awards in 1996 which ultimately lead to his exposure mostly in European and American galleries and Museums. Stefan has been part of several Solo Exhibitions, which include – In your Face, which was held at Galerie Frank Hänel in Germany in 2001 and then in 2003 opened with Dressed for your Love at the Galerie Frank Hänel in Germany and the Hänel gallery in Cape Town. In 2014, Blom exhibited an installation at the AVA gallery titled “sweetie” and the following year had a presented DShK at Gallery Commune.1 in Cape Town. In 2017, Stefan Blom won the Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award, later following his Solo Show “a life story” held at Berman Contemporary.
In January 2016, Blom was honoured to have one of the sculptures from the “DShK” series, “Brynhildr” acquired as part of the permanent collection of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) in Cape Town. In 2017, The Constitutional Court Art Collection was gifted and loaned two sculptures from the “DShK” series. Blom has taken part in various group exhibitions at Berman Contemporary, which include: #30days Exhibition in 2019; Learning to Breathe Differently in 2020, the ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW and ANNUAL WINTER SHOW in 2021. Stefan Blom is now a represented artist by Berman Contemporary.