White wall with an acrylic painting that reads "metal yard" with a cab and hand making a rock sign

Joe Bloch, METAL YARD (2021). Acrylics. 40 x 30 x 2 in.

Joe Bloch is the founder and creator of CREATIVEBLOCH and has over 25 years experience as an artist, illustrator and creative director. Joe's highly textured acrylic paintings are known for their bold, expressive style. His work has been shown at CREATIVEBLOCH GALLERY, USAGI GALLERY, CASTLE FITZJOHNS GALLERY, FILLIN GLOBAL and the BROOKLYN WATERFRONT ARTISTS COALITION. He has been active in showing through ARTINDUMBO events such as the DUMBO Open Studios, the DUMBO Arts Festival and First Thursday Gallery Walks. Joe's work has appeared in HI-FRUCTOSE, BEAUTIFUL BIZARRE and HYPERALLERGIC.

Joe creates vivid, highly-textured acrylic paintings that capture the raw psychoses of contemporary urban life on canvas. His work depicts a jumble of slices through a somewhat macabre and humorous lens. Bloch addresses some of the effects of industrialization and urbanization with a sense of irony, that lightens an otherwise mysterious and dark mood.