fbpx
Connect with us

Executive Voice

Artist Deborah Blum Captures The Light And Dark Of Los Angeles

Published

on

Great artists have the ability to reflect the social and psychological currents present in the culture in which they live.

So it was for Rembrandt when he captured the spirit of individualism in Renaissance Amsterdam; for Emil Nolde when he reflected the rise of National Socialism in Weimar Germany; and for Jackson Pollack when he caught the muscle and might of Post War America.

Today our attention is drawn to Deborah Blum, a painter living and working in Los Angeles. Blum has demonstrated a unique ability to capture the spirit of the city she knows very well.

According to Blum, “Los Angeles is my go-to subject. I was born and raised here, lived away for many years, and when I returned I began to see the city for what it is: a paradise with hills, winding roads, foliage, intersections, freeways, and architecture that represents the last hundred years.”

For the last two decades Blum has worked as a documentary writer-director, making shows for Discovery and the History Channel. Her first love, however, has always been painting, and she has managed to bring the skills that she learned behind the camera and in the editing room, into her art. Filmmaking has sharpened her eye for detail, and enabled her to focus on the emotions that characterize time and place. Lately she’s experimented in a new medium: Ipad drawings.

An Ipad is exciting because it’s the most direct route from what I’m feeling to the blank canvas. The movement of the stylus across the screen is magical; it’s as though I’m just a conduit and the images are flowing through me.”

Blum’s digital files are reproduced as giclee prints on fine art paper, in limited editions, all signed by the artist.

The Los Angeles that Blum showcases is full of sun and shadows, replete with colors that express emotions, and shapes that change our understanding of the streets and topography of a city that we’ve transversed by car thousands of times. Her images catch the light and dark of a city where our wildest dreams can be realized, and just as easily demolished. Blum calls her latest collection L.A. NOIR after the Raymond Chandler detective stories of the 1930s, that branded Los Angeles as a city of dark secrets.

For an introduction to L.A. NOIR visit Deborah Blum’s website at blumgallery.com.  There is an unmistakable mystery to her work that will capture your attention, and will hold it.

Sahil is a serial entrepreneur and branding specialist. He also serves as a real estate investor and business consultant. He presently serves as the owner of The Brand Castle - Specialist in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Web Design & Development and more.

Become A Crypto Expert

Categories

Recent Stories

Trending


Copyright © 2022 Disrupt ™ Magazine is a Minority Owned Privately Held Company - Disrupt ™ was founder by Puerto Rican serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Delgado who is on a mission to transform Latin America using the power of education and entrepreneurship.

Disrupt ™ Magazine
151 Calle San Francisco
Suite 200
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901

Opinions expressed by Disrupt Contributors are their own. Disrupt Magazine invites voices from many diverse walks of life to share their perspectives on our contributor platform. We are big believers in freedom of speech and while we do enforce our community guidelines, we do not actively censor stories on our platform because we want to give our contributors the freedom to express their opinions. Articles are not commissioned by our editorial team, and opinions expressed by our community contributors do not reflect the opinions of Disrupt or its employees.
We are committed to fighting the spread of misinformation online so if you feel an article on our platform goes against our community guidelines or contains false information, we do encourage you to report it. We need your help to fight the spread of misinformation. For more information please visit our Contributor Guidelines available here.


Disrupt ™ is the voice of latino entrepreneurs around the world. We are part of a movement to increase diversity in the technology industry and we are focused on using entrepreneurship to grow new economies in underserved communities both here in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is a landing page and a dream. Disrupt tells the stories of the world top entrepreneurs, developers, creators, and digital marketers and help empower them to teach others the skills they used to grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. We recognize the fact that most young people are opting to skip college in exchange for entrepreneurship and real-life experience. Disrupt Magazine was designed to give the world a taste of that.