Pretoria-born artist Zander Blom has never been mainstream, but he’s managed to occupy centre stage in his mid-thirties.
Currently showing Paintings and Posters at the Stevenson gallery, Cape Town-based Blom says of his work: “I’m perpetually trying to solve new problems and creating new problems to try to solve.”
According to his biography at Artsy, “Blom explores different configurations of line, shape and form in his paintings, drawings and distinctive photographs of abstract assemblages.
Often using the architecture of his work studio as his canvas, Blom creates patterns with cardboard, paint, tape and other materials. He then photographs the transient constructions before destroying them.”
His work is a kind of street-level response to African modernism that keeps a playful edge. We love the irreverent and large-scale use of different styles and media to paint a picture that reflects our messy times.
Paintings and Posters runs at Stevenson Cape Town until 5 May.