Thu, 31 Oct | 99 Loop Gallery

Wim Legrand

Wim Legrand offers a playful take on a paradoxical reality through his paintings. He constructs peculiar fables intended to draw parallels between past and present, contemporary culture and artistic tradition.
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Wim Legrand

Time & Location

31 Oct 2019, 17:30 – 23 Nov 2019, 14:00
99 Loop Gallery, 99 Loop St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

About the Exhibition

In 'Twilight of the Vanities', Wim Legrand continues to explore idiosyncratic visual language of unicorns, cheeses and hotdogs – randomly commonplace, seemingly innocuous objects staged in fabulistic landscape scenes. Playing with visual motifs and an array of references, the exhibition draws a parallel between historic painting traditions and the iconography and practices of our current social media age. Ultimately, Legrand’s paintings explore how images accrue, change, and sometimes lose, meaning.