Wolfgang Bloch was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where he
discovered surfing and, in the process, the secluded coastline that still
serves as his source of inspiration.
Bloch's paintings communicate both the primal power and the hypnotic beauty
of the sea. The subtlety in his composition captures an essence of both calmness
and complexity combined. Moody, dramatic, intense and stormy are words that
come to mind when describing his work. The choice of mediums are broad, but yet
complimentary, the use of unexpected materials and the subdued palette are all
aspects of his work that reflect much about the artist himself; unassuming, honest,
complicated and reserved.
Bolton Colburn, former director of The Laguna Art Museum calls Wolfgang's work
"sublime and terribly romantic." To Ben Bramsey, senior editor of Artworks
Magazine Wolfgang's paintings "tell the ocean's soothing tale by ridding
distraction and preserving its sensory experience."
Bloch's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world,
as well as being published in magazines and books, including his own, published
by Chronicle Books and titled: "Wolfgang Bloch: The Colors of Coincidence".
Designed by David Carson and written by Mike Stice. The book is an intimate
and soulful account of the artist's rich and layered life, featuring the most evocative
examples from his enthralling body of work.
Today, Bloch lives with his two children in Southern California.