Friday, April 25, 2014

Hespe Gallery presents new works by Wolfgang Bloch, beginning May 1
through 31, 2014.  A reception will be held on Thursday, May 1 from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The compellingly rich and experiential paintings of Wolfgang Bloch
are reflective of the timelessness and depth of his relationship with
nature--a relationship that was once sparked and has since been
cultivated by the pristine beaches of Ecuador. While the delicate
breaking of a single wave marvelously delineates the moment in which
the sky and the earth meet, Bloch's paintings maintain a powerful
sense of intensity and presence through the masterful use of space
and materials. Bloch takes advantage of the inherent personalities
and natural textures of his materials to complement and incite his
abstracted coasts that are painted largely by the guidance of his
intuition. Filled with discarded materials that have been collected
over years, Bloch's studio fosters a process of playful material
investigation that ultimately culminates into ethereal seascapes.

Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Wolfgang Bloch grew up surfing avidly
along secluded beaches. In pursuit of higher education, Bloch
emigrated from Ecuador to the United States, where he received his
BFA and BA in Design. Bloch's work has been collected by numerous
corporate and private collections, and his work has been shown
throughout Australia, Brazil, England, Japan, and the United States.
This will be Bloch's second solo exhibition at Hespe Gallery.