Greg Bloomfield lives with his family at Te Horo Beach in the Kapiti Coast, near Wellington, and works out of his studio. Greg has a career in furniture spanning 30 years and has exhibited extensively in the USA and also in France, England, China and New Zealand. His work is in collections across the world, and also being used in homes everyday. Greg’s formal training in furniture making was 15 years working with US furniture movement leaders Gary Knox Bennett in San Francisco and Wendall Castle in Rochester, New York where he gained a reputation as a master craftsman represented by Leo Kaplan Gallery (now Scott Jacobsen Gallery) in New York City. Greg returned to NZ in 1991 and has continued to make furniture for the international market as well as sell to local collectors and people wanting artistic yet functional furniture. Greg has also recently developed an interest in kinetic outdoor sculpture and his first piece was selected for the Shapeshifter exhibition by the New Dowse Gallery in 2009. Greg has presented to many audiences and has been represented in a variety of media including television and print.
GREG BLOOMFIELD (b. 1959) Illuminated display cabinet, New Zealand, 1999; Mahogany, curly maple, patinated metal; Signed Bloomfield 99; 76" x 42 1/2" x 23" Provenance: Scott Jacobsen Gallery, New York Excellent condition.
A wild, sculptural take on the idea of a display cabinet by New Zealand furniture maker Greg Bloomfield, turning out a distinct torch-shaped piece of storage from intelligent use of wood (respectively mahogany & quilted maple) and acrylic. The shelving unit — formed of clear discs within the body of the vessel — recedes within the heavier shapes, suggesting an almost secondary concern. Bloomfield, knowingly or not, often subverts the very functional necessity of a piece of furniture with his unorthodox form, tending to create these pieces from a single idea that floats unconsciously to the artist as a formative model. Provenance: The artist Excellent condition. Middle shelf has chipped edge.