Marke Meyer is essentially a poet at heart.

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

According to Marke: "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."


"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
2018                Poetry in Motion, Art@Clocktower, Cape Town Waterfront, Cape

2017                A Legacy of Laughter and Lost Moments, Durbanville Hills Wine Estate, Cape

2012                Exposure, Riverbend Art & Wine Gallery, KZN, S.A.

2015                Taunting Gravity, Imbizo Gallery, Hoedspruit, S.A.

 Selected Group Exhibitions
2018             Not a Painting - Show Room Gallery, Pretoria

2018             At the Heart of Laughter - Gallery on Leviseur, Bloemfontein 
                     (Marke Meyer, Tay Dall, Rudolf Bitzer)
                 

2018              Decorex Durban 2018, KZN
                      (Duarte artists & Marke Meyer)

2017/8           State of Grace - Imbizo Gallery, Ballito, KZN

                      (Marke Meyer, David Hadaway)

2017             Bronze Art Africa Gallery - White River, Mpumalanga
                     (Marke Meyer & Michael Canadas - partners in own Gallery)                       

2017               Present in Absence - Candice Berman Gallery, Bryanstone, Johannesburg.
                        (Louise Almon, Marke Meyer)         

2017               Tiny - In Toto Gallery, Johannesburg 

2017                Mute Wisdom Art@Durbanvillhill - Cape

2017                Poetry in Motion - Art@Almenkerk - Elgin Grabow / Cape

2017                Decorex - Durban  2017
                        (Duarte artists & Marke Meyer)
          

2016                Summertide Group Exhibition, The Gallery Riebeek Kasteel, Cape.

2016                Sculpture Exhibition, Imbizo Gallery launch, Umhlanga (Pearl Walk), KwaZulu Natal, S.A.

2016                Sculpture Exhibition, Hilton Arts Festival, KwaZulu Natal, S.A.

2016                Sculpture Exhibition, Candice Berman Fine Art, Johannesburg, S.A.
                        (Marke Meyer, Gerhard van Eck, Michael Canandas)

2016                Start Art Fair, Candice Berman Fine Art, Saatchi Gallery, London

2016                Turbine Art Fair (TAF 2016), Candice Berman Fine Art, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, S.A.

2016                That Art Fair, Candice Berman Fine Art, Woodstock, Cape Town

2016                KKNK Arts Festival, Candice Berman Fine Art, Oudtshoorn, S.A.

2016                Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Candice Berman Fine Art, S.A.

2016                Wayward Dreams, Imbizo Gallery, Ballito, S.A.
                        (Marke Meyer, Carl Roberts, Elizabeth Balcomb, Isaac Sithole, Terri Broll, Gerhard van Eck

2016                Duarte Artists & Marke Meyer, Durban Exhibition Centre, S.A.

                       ( Marke Meyer, Everett Duarte, Frances Duarte, Izzy Duarte)

2015                Turbine Art Fair (TAF2015), Candice Berman Fine Art, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, S.A.

2015                Marke Meyer & Joy Heyneke @ The Leonardo Gallery, Morelettapark,  Pretoria, S.A.

2015                Into Thin Air,  Imbizo Gallery, Ballito
  (Marke Meyer, Steve van der Schyff, Nicolaas Roos, Everett Duarte, Frances Duarte, Mpenja)

2015                The Child Inside - Rooftop VII, St. Lorient Art & Fashion Gallery, Brooklyn, Pretoria, S.A.  
  (Andre Otto, Marke Meyer, Andriaan Diedericks, Gordon Froud, Guy Du Toit, Rossouw Van der     Walt, Mchelle le Grange, Setlamorago Mashilo, Caitlin Greenberg, Ruhan Janse Van Vuuren, Nelson    Thaba, Sara Richards, Noko Mello, Francos Venter, Ronit Judelman, Yannis Generalis and Jaco       Sieberhagen)

2014                Wishful Thinking, Gallery 4, Shelly Beach, S.A.

2014                No Tomorrow, Imbizo Gallery, Ballito, S.A.
   (Marke Meyer, Izzy Duarte, Terri Broll, Michael Canadas, Leoni Needham)

2014                Turbine Art Fair (TAF2014), Candice Berman Fine Art, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, S.A.

2013                Hilton Arts Festival, Hilton, S.A.

2013                In Touch, Imbizo Gallery, Ballito, S.A.

                        Marke Meyer, The Duarte Artists, Mpenja

2012                Life Force, Imbizo Gallery, Ballito, S.A.
  (Marke Meyer, Carl Roberts, Izzy Duarte, Anton Smit)

2010                Dimitrov & Meyer, Riverbend Art Gallery, Southbroom, S.A.
   (Branco Dimitrov, Marke Meyer)

2009                Shades of Grey, Kizo Art Gallery, Ballito, S.A.
 (Clint Stijdom, Marke Meyer)

2008                ColaborVent, Margate, S.A.

2007                Walking Through Walls, Kizo Art Gallery, Umghlanga, S.A. 
   (Marke Meyer, Gavin Risi, Everett Duarte, Frances Duarte)

2006                PPC Young Sculptors Awards - Association of Arts, Pretoria, S.A.

2006                Access Denied, Red Eye, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, S.A.

2006                Transform, Red Eye, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, S.A.

2005                Contemporary Women by 2 Men, Depictions Gallery, KZN, S.A.
   (Marke Meyer, Everett Duarte)

2003                ColaborArt 13 to 18, Margate Art Museum, KZN, S.A.

2002                ColaborArt 7 to 12, Margate Art Museum, KZN, S.A.

2001                ColaborArt 1 to 6, Margate Art Museum, KZN, S.A.

Selected Collections

                      NGL Attorneys, Johannesburg, South Africa
Private Collections:
                     Netherlands, Britain, Wales, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Poland, Canada, SA, France
                     & South Africa