"The human body, either in frenetic movement or

caught at rest, remains my only playground".

Marke 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."

       "Generally my sculptures transmit the awareness of
           transitioning into adulthood without losing the

naivety of the younger person.  These works

 about growing up on your own terms. Often there is a

   subtle reference to t
he question 'What If?' - What if Eve

    hadn't plucked the 
apple? What if we had chosen a

  different 'shoe' for our path? Through this questioning we

     may perhaps arrive at a deeper self-knowledge".   MM

Marke has pioneered the use of suspension to best display his works and to create the feeling of lightness, whimsy and freedom.

Marke constantly re-invents himself as an artist but always remain true to his narrative. He is an innovator who constantly experiments with new concepts: these include the use of other metals (e.g. stainless steel); new technology (lazer cutting, scanning and enlargement); and new finishes (textures and chroming).

Marke Meyer is a sculptor, art 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 Germany, Switzerland and many South African galleries. He also ships works worldwide.
His pieces have traveled abroad to North America, Central America, South America, United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand, Asia and Australia.

Selected Solo Exhibitions            

2019               Beneath the Surface - Art@Clocktower, Cape Town Waterfront, Cape

2019              The Games We Play - Riverbend Art & Wine Gallery, Southbroom, KZN, S.A.

2019               Poetry in Motion II - Art@Clocktower, Cape Town Waterfront, Cape

2019               In Dreams So Far Removed - Imbizo Gallery, Ballito, KZN, S.A.

2019              A Place to Hide - Imbizo Gallery, Umhlanga, KZN, SA.

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

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

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

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023           venUS & eARTh - The Gallery, Lifestyle Centre, Ballito, KwaZulu Natal, RSA
                   March - April 2023

2021           This is Art - @ CTICC - Cape Town Art Fair
                   (Marke Meyer & Kobus Walker) 
                   26-28 November 2021

2020           The opening of the Corrie Scribente Gallery, Umhlanga, KwaZulu Natal, RSA
                   27th November 2020

2020           The opening of the Art@Africa Hermanus Gallery, Western Cape, RSA
                   5th November 2020

2020            Riverbend Art & Wine Gallery, Southbroom, KwaZulu Natal, RSA 
                    (Sculptor Marke Meyer & painters Everett Duarte, Frances Duarte & Munro)
                    24th - 5th October 2020

2020             So Much Talent In Our Country - Exhibition & Launch of Art@Africa Art Book, Cape Town                                    Waterfront, Cape, RSA              

2020             The opening of the Julie Miller African Contemporary Gallery, Randburg, Johannesburg, RSA
                     (Marke Meyer & Sonja Smeyers)

2020            A New Tomorrow - Imbizo Gallery @ The Pearls, Umhlanga, RSA.

2019             Trascendence / Transzendenz - Kunstgalerie Meerbusch, Dusseldorf, Germany
                     (Marke Meyer & Everett Duarte & Frances Schandera)  

Intrinsic Flow - Imbizo Gallery @ The Pearls, Umhlanga, KZN
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, Bryanston, 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)

                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

                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, Belgium, Britain, Wales, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Poland,                                             Florida, Los Angeles, Colorado, America, Canada, Russia, France & South Africa, Denmark,                                     Portugal,  Australia & Hong Kong.