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.
Your Breath, Your Thoughts & Your Tempered Dreams
Suspended Bronze (all accessories supplied)
Size: 0.38 x 0.49m x 1.15m
Price: R125 000
Finding my Feet
1.43m x 1m x 0.86m
Bronze suspended by a stainless steel cable
R 145 000
All of Me
Size: 98 X 35 X 95cm;
Selling price: R95 000
Bianca's Dream (reworked)
Size: 83cm x 25cm x 55cm;
Mass including plinth: 24.5kg figure: 10kg
Selling price: R95000