by Demi He in New Art on Tuesday 11 September 2012

A little cardboard here, a gallon of black paint there, and some tape and cotton rags down here – now time to destroy and photograph these sculptures!  We all need a little abstract and modernism in our lives, which Zander Blom has envisioned in his installation/photography The Drain of Progress.

The prints are accompanied by a book representing bombastic interpretations of the photographic documentations such as art depictions in books, blending in an imaginary pomp status. Blom has reflected with “…reproductions led to a desire to mimic the photographic mediation evidenced in these publications. In my world of books the actual works didn’t have to exist, because the photographs were all I had access to …”