Thomas Demand takes on the White House

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Who lives in a house like this? That’s the question posed by Thomas Demand in his latest work, a series of photographs depicting the Oval Office of the White House, Washington D.C. Demand’s photographs have never been quite what they seem, and this series continues his preoccupation with blurring boundaries between the real and unreal. The set was meticulously constructed from cardboard, paper and confetti. It is devoid of humanity; and certain details, like the stars of the American flag, are oddly missing, creating an unnerving atmosphere. The work is on show at Sprueth Magers London, whilst at Tate Modern, visitors can see a work from 2006, Tavern.