First Thursday | Exhibition “Fantôme” by Imile Wepener

Don’t miss next FIRST THURSDAY “Fantôme”, a solo exhibition by Imile Wepener.

5-28 September 2019 at the Alliance Française du Cap

Imile Wepener is an artist and illustrator based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

His textured and colourful works present small vignettes of unfolding narratives of fantastical beings in strange situations and environments. He works with varied mediums including digital media, ink, gouache and glitter.

‘FANTÔME’ is Imile’s third solo exhibition, continuing the themes of his previous exhibition in which he explored the liminal space between life and death. He does this through symbols and metaphors tied to death, spirituality and mysticism, such as the eponymous Fantôme which features in most of the works. His works sets out to portray a lighthearted sense of whimsy whilst still embodying darker metaphorical meaning to be interpreted and uncovered (or created) by the viewer.