Multi-disciplinary artist Wim Legrand was born in Belgium, where he honed his skills as master printmaker, after completing his studies in visual arts in 2000. His career as a painter has steadily advanced in parallel. To date, Legrand has had solo exhibitions in Belgium and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in South Africa, Belgium and Germany.
He currently lives and works in Cape Town, where he runs a production space for screen printing that collaborates with artists on fine art screen printing projects.
In his work painting often goes hand in hand with drawing. Layers of mundane object, that have been shifted into the language of cartoon drawings and the surreal, make up a big part of his work while overlaying the post-modern and contemporary world we live in on top of the art historical atmosphere of the classic traditions he grew up in.
Selected solo shows
2018 Hunting Pink, 99 Loop, Cape Town
2018 FOOFARAW, 99 Loop, Cape Town
2017 Test Campaign, 99 Loop, Cape Town
2016 Brouhaha, 99 Loop, Cape Town
Selected group shows
2019 Cape Town Art Fair, 99 Loop, Cape Town
2018 Cape Town Art Fair, 99 Loop, Cape Town
2017 Cape Town Art Fair, 99 Loop, Cape Town
2016 Untitled 3.99, 99 Loop, Cape Town
2015 Untitled 1.99, 99 Loop, Cape Town