Laurens Legiers - Summer Wave Paris Thursday, August 3, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    PLUS-ONE Gallery, Antwerp
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Antwerp, PLUS-ONE Gallery, Laurens Legiers, 'Soft Thoughts', 1 - 25 October 2020

  • Catalogue Essay

    In his harmonious compositions, Laurens Legiers takes idyllic, natural imagery as a starting point and elevates it using his uniquely imagined, stylised aesthetic. Inspired by the ideals of Romanticism in 18th Century Europe, his works capture a distinct sense of harmony, often drawing upon landscapes and the natural world. Meticulously rendered in soft, immaculate detail and in a delicate, muted colour palette, Legiers works are both equally pleasing and intriguing. In the present work A Snail’s Journey, a characteristic ‘shrine-like assemblage’ embodies his approach to capturing the mysticism and beauty in the everyday; the image of the snail mirrored in the glassy water borders on surreal in its serene and harmonious depiction.

    Laurens Legiers lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium, where he received his education at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 2018. The present work was included in his recent solo show, Soft Thoughts, with PLUS-ONE Gallery in Antwerp in 2020.


A Snail's Journey

signed and dated 'LEGIERS A SNAIL'S JOURNEY' on the stretcher
oil on canvas
50.5 x 40 cm (19 7/8 x 15 3/4 in.)
Painted in 2020.

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