Marke Meyer - Sculpture

Website: Marke Meyer Bronzes

Marke Meyer is a sculptor, photographer, multi-media and visual 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. With 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.

SCULPTURE: "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."

According to this multi-talented artist the practical knowledge of mould-making is essential to complete a sculptor's skills. He makes all his originals in modelling clay using live models as reference. He is happy working in any scale from hand-held pieces to life size. These fragile pieces are then cast in bronze. His work harks back to antiquity which is evident in both his sculpture and photographic work.

Marke Meyer's work is available for sale in many South African galleries.


Finding my Feet

1.43m x 1m x 0.86m
49kg

Bronze suspended by a stainless steel cable

R 145 000


 

 

 

A Breath of Whimsy

27 x 33 x 147cm; 32kg

Bronze suspended by a stainless steel cable

R 95 000

 

The Stillness Between Hanging On

& Letting Go

Bronze & Stainless Steel

(to be suspended from the ceiling to allow for free rotation)

66 cm x 40 cm x 90 cm (plus variable cable 1m to 3m)

R 95 000

 

All of Me

Edition 5/15 now selling

Bronze on Teak Plinth

R 74 500 

Size: 98 X 35 X 95cm; Mass: 54kg

 

Bianca's Dream (reworked)

editions 11/15 to 15/15

Bronze on Teak - R 32 500 FOB 

Size: 83cm x 25cm x 55cm; Mass including plinth: 24.5kg figure: 10kg