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  1. Simon and Tom Bloor. Structure for an Ordinary Utopia (Public Seating), 2014

    Simon and Tom Bloor. Structure for an Ordinary Utopia (Public Seating), 2014

Simon and Tom Bloor

Taking cues from the visual language of mid twentieth century art and design Simon & Tom Bloor appropriate, distil and adjust a familiar modernist aesthetic to navigate a territory where nostalgia acts as a sort of utopia in reverse.

Looking to history’s moments of utopian potential and flawed idealism they make works for and about public space, focusing on society’s ambivalent relationship with the structures and landscape of post-war urban environments. Viewing this landscape and its associated cultures half through rose tinted spectacles and half through a cynical gaze, their works embrace the inevitability of the decay of ideas and our complex relationship with utopian desire.