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Sat, 05 Dec


99 Loop Gallery

Chris Denovan

Chris Denovan is a South African artist currently living and working in Cape Town. With a background in fine art and animation, Denovan creates disharmonious character portraits that explore notions of personhood and portrayal.

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Chris Denovan
Chris Denovan

Time & Location

05 Dec 2020, 11:00 – 23 Jan 2021, 14:00

99 Loop Gallery, 99 Loop St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

About the Exhibition

WHERE TWO RIVERS MEET is Chris Denovan's ninth solo exhibition. It features his latest body of work which is a celebration of his different styles, techniques and subject matter. Bodies, characters and group images take centre stage of the exhibition- “so often I’ve depicted individual characters. Now I’m wondering who these characters can interact with; I’m creating a story between them,” explains the artist. Over the years Denovan has played with various styles from realistic figurative work to more naive figurative work. He has worked with plexiglass since 2011 and wanted to return to the medium and merge his different explorations in paint to create unique images. Denovan acknowledges this as a moment in his work where his influences, techniques and subject matter are flowing into one another, like the confluence in a river, where two rivers meet. As this body of water races toward the ocean, so too does the artist, bravely seeking a single voice, a resounding note.

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