Figures fascinate me...especially the female figure. The energy present between me and the model becomes the breath of life in my work. I am inspired by the infinite possibilities of form achieved through using a variety of figures in a multiplicity of poses. The human body, either in frenetic movement or caught at rest, remains my only playground.
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.Selected Solo Exhibitions:
Taunting Gravity, Imbizo Gallery, Hoedspruit, S.A.
Exposure, Riverbend Art & Wine Gallery, KZN, S.A. Selected Group Exhibitions:
Summertide Group Exhibition, The Gallery Riebeek Kasteel, Cape.
Sculpture Exhibition, Imbizo Gallery launch, Umhlanga (Pearl Walk), KwaZulu Natal, S.A.
Sculpture Exhibition, Hilton Arts Festival, KwaZulu Natal, S.A.
Sculpture Exhibition, Candice Berman Fine Art, Johannesburg, S.A.
Start Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London
Turbine Art Fair (TAF 2016), Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, S.A.
KKNK Arts Festival, Candice Berman Fine Art, Oudtshoorn, S.A.
Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Candice Berman Fine Art, S.A.
Wayward Dreams, Imbizo Gallery, Ballito, S.
Duarte Artists & Marke Meyer, Durban Exhibition Centre, S.A.
Turbine Art Fair (TAF2015), Candice Berman Fine Art, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, S.A.
Into Thin Air, Imbizo Gallery, Ballito
The Child Inside - Rooftop VII, St. Lorient Art & Fashion Gallery, Brooklyn, Pretoria, S.A.
Wishful Thinking, Gallery 4, Shelly Beach, S.A.
No Tomorrow, Imbizo Gallery, Ballito, S.A.
Turbine Art Fair (TAF2014), Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, S.A.
In Touch, Imbizo Gallery, Ballito, S.A.
Life Force, Imbizo Gallery, Ballito, S.A.
Shades of Grey, Kizo Art Gallery, Ballito, S.A.
Walking Through Walls, Kizo Art Gallery, Umghlanga, S.A.
PPC Young Sculptors Awards - Association of Arts, Pretoria, S.A.
Access Denied, Red Eye, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, S.A.
Transform, Red Eye, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, S.A.