First Friday in Philadelphia
“Spilled Milk” | 24″ h x 32″ w (image) | mixed media on cardboard on wood (framed, shadowbox)
Bloom is deemed by most aficionados as an Outsider Folk Artist. A social reactionary creating intuitive social commentary, Bloom’s imagery has received international acclaim, showing from the Hamptons to Aubagne, France.
Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1968, Jim resides presently in California. Creating intense visual art inseparable from personal experiences, his human interaction, relationships, gender, sexuality and the mental health system, Bloom shares his interests in film, story-telling, and the visual languages of his culture. Wanting his pointed imagery to function like the movement of television, capturing the eye, quickly conveying messages and feeling, Bloom’s efforts highlight the power of line, light and gestural simplicity.