CAPE TOWN


5 September - 13 October 2012

Zander Blom


NEW PAINTINGS

STEVENSON is pleased to present new paintings by Zander Blom. The exhibition opens on Wednesday 5 September from 6-8pm, and runs until 13 October.

Blom writes:

A quote from Françoise Gilot's biography on Picasso made a lasting impression on me at the end of last year: "[Work] below your means. If you can handle three elements, handle only two. If you can handle ten, then handle only five. In that way the ones you do handle, you handle with more ease, more mastery, and you create a feeling of strength in reserve."

The added benefit of such a limitation in painting is that it has the potential to facilitate a refinement and expansion of one's language and ability. A limitation by its very nature forces one to seek out alternative avenues or ways to solve problems, and in doing so it can open up a range of new possibilities.

After last year's exceptionally colourful paintings I found myself moving back towards a monochromatic palette with newfound drive, purpose, clarity and intent. This year I'm narrowing my focus and sharpening my craft.

Blom was born in 1982 in Pretoria, and lives in Johannesburg. He has held two previous solo exhibitions at Stevenson, in Cape Town in 2010 and Johannesburg in 2011; solo shows have also taken place at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2011-12); Galerie van der Mieden in Antwerp and 5x6x9, Berlin (both 2010). Important group exhibitions include The Global Contemporary: Art Worlds After 1989 at ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany (2011); Ampersand at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin (2010); and .ZA: Young Art from South Africa at Palazzo Delle Papesse, Siena, Italy (2008).

The artist will give a walkabout of his exhibition in support of the friends of the South African National Gallery on Friday 7 September at 11am. Cost is R20 (members and non-members); all are welcome.




PAINTINGS - STRETCHED CANVASES  | PAINTINGS - UNSTRETCHED CANVASES   | DRAWINGS  |


1.303 Untitled

1.301 Untitled

1.300 Untitled

1.299 Untitled

1.295 Untitled

1.294 Untitled

1.289 Untitled

1.287 Untitled

1.272 Untitled

1.246 Untitled

1.245 Untitled

1.244 Untitled

1.243 Untitled

1.242 Untitled

1.302 Untitled

1.298 Untitled

1.297 Untitled

1.288 Untitled

1.286 Untitled

1.285 Untitled

1.284 Untitled

1.275 Untitled

1.271 Untitled

1.270 Untitled

1.269 Untitled

1.265 Untitled

1.263 Untitled

1.261 Untitled

1.260 Untitled

1.241 Untitled

1.240 Untitled

1.239 Untitled

1.238 Untitled

1.237 Untitled

1.235 Untitled

1.219 Untitled

1.234 Untitled

1.233 Untitled

1.232 Untitled

1.280 Untitled

1.281 Untitled

1.277 Untitled

1.227 Untitled

1.256 Untitled

1.274 Untitled

1.224 Untitled

1.223 Untitled

1.109 Untitled

1.236 Untitled

1.230 Untitled

1.222 Untitled


PAINTINGS - SMALL CANVAS

1.133 Untitled

1.136 Untitled

1.194 Untitled

1.195 Untitled

1.197 Untitled

1.198 Untitled

1.137 Untitled

1.138 Untitled

1.139 Untitled

1.141 Untitled

1.199 Untitled

1.192 Untitled

1.193 Untitled

1.206 Untitled

1.205 Untitled

1.231 Untitled

1.143 Untitled

1.208 Untitled

1.145 Untitled

1.146 Untitled

1.144 Untitled

1.155 Untitled

1.156 Untitled

1.157 Untitled

1.158 Untitled

1.159 Untitled

1.160 Untitled

1.161 Untitled

1.162 Untitled

1.163 Untitled

1.124 Untitled

1.125 Untitled

1.164 Untitled

1.147 Untitled

1.167 Untitled

1.165 Untitled

1.168 Untitled

1.169 Untitled

1.179 Untitled

1.173 Untitled

1.178 Untitled

1.170 Untitled

1.171 Untitled

1.172 Untitled

1.174 Untitled

1.175 Untitled

1.202 Untitled

1.183 Untitled

1.184 Untitled

1.176 Untitled

1.177 Untitled

1.182 Untitled

1.185 Untitled

1.279 Untitled

1.186 Untitled

1.214 Untitled

1.215 Untitled


DRAWINGS

2.62 Untitled - installation view

2.63 Untitled - installation view

2.64 Untitled - installation view

2.65 Untitled - installation view

2.66 Untitled - installation view

2.67 Untitled - installation view

2.62a-d Untitled

2.63a-g Untitled

2.64a-d Untitled

2.65a-f Untitled

2.66a-i Untitled

2.67a-f Untitled