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Marke M

Biography

Marke Meyer is a sculptor, photographer and a multi-media artist. He was born in Kokstad, spent his childhood in the mountains of Lesotho and matriculated from Westville Boy's High School in 1981.

He studied for a B.Sc. Agric. (Hort) and graduated in 1987. He then opened his own wholesale nursery business which he ran successfully for eighteen years.

During all these years he studied art privately with his passion being in all things figurative.

Sculpture and photography became his tools to explore the human figure. Years ago, with his growing success as an artist, he was finally able to sell the horticultural business and set out on a career as a full time artist.

Marke Meyer's work is available for sale in many South African galleries. His pieces have also traveled abroad to North America, Central America, South America, United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.

Marke Meyer is essentially a poet at heart.

Having abandoned the pen and paper in exchange for space itself, he now uses sculpture to create his own unique, quirky concoction of ‘visual poetry’.

Inspiration

"Figures fascinate me...especially the female figure. I prefer the nude figure as it is free of context allowing for an open-ended expression of abstract concepts and emotions. The figure, metaphoric in every sense, describes a state of mind, or more often the projection of ‘mind’ into a space removed...a mind-space perhaps. This is a comfortable, magical space without restraint or restriction. The human body, either in frenetic movement or caught at rest, remains my only playground."

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So Much Talent In Our Country

So Much Talent In Our Country

Marke M, Talita Steyn, Kara Schoeman, Kobus Walker, Barney Bernardo, Gregg Price, Maureen Quin, Eben , Lauren Redman, David Griessel, Caelyn Robertson, Kosie Thiart, Andries Visser
Articles, Press, News, Blog
20 Jan 2020

Written by Briony Haynes BA (Hons) English Literature and History of Art  

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Visual Poetry and Marke Meyer

Visual Poetry and Marke Meyer

Marke M
Articles, About Artist, Blog
13 Dec 2019

Written by Briony Haynes BA (Hons) History of Art and English Literature

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Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

Marke M, Caelyn Robertson
Interviews, Articles, Reviews, Press, News, About Artist, Blog
09 Dec 2019

Written by Briony Haynes BA (Hons) History of Art and English Literature

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So Much Talent in Our Country

So Much Talent in Our Country

Marke M, Talita Steyn, Kara Schoeman, Kobus Walker, Barney Bernardo, Gregg Price, Maureen Quin, Eben , Lauren Redman, David Griessel, Caelyn Robertson, Kosie Thiart, Andries Visser
Art@Africa
13 Feb 2020 - 23 Mar 2020

Art@Africa’s represented artists join for a group exhibition opening on the 13th February 2020 and the official launch of our Art ...

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Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

Marke M, Caelyn Robertson
Art@Africa
12 Dec 2019 - 07 Feb 2020

Art@Africa looks forward to exhibiting the works of Marke Meyer in a stunning display of fifty one dynamic bronze sculptures. We hope ...

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Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion

Marke M
Art@Africa
06 Dec 2018 - 24 Jan 2019

Welcome to a bronze sculpture exhibition inspired by poetry

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