In continuing his exploration of painting, Wilhelm Saayman returns to utilizing a vivid colour palette and expressionism, combined with figurative and symbolic elements to present a body of work that asks questions regarding chance and the artist’s projected persona. Are these paintings an embodiment of the person that creates them? Or are they merely a front? A disguise for the artist to project into the world? And what role does luck play? Or is it all just work and no play?
Wilhelm Saayman draws, paints and lives in Cape Town. He has work in the permanent collections of the Iziko National Gallery, the JAG and Spier.