marieke

 

 

 

News and Future Plans

 

I have successfully completed my Masters degree in Visual Art (specializing in drawing) under the guidance of my supervisor Prof Elizabeth Gunter at the University of Stellenbosch (2014).

I am currently reading and focusing on doing practical and theoretical research towards starting my proposed future PhD study in Visual Art (specializing in drawing) at a University in South Africa or abroad and I am hoping to submit my final proposal towards such studies in 2017, starting in 2018 -.  My current focus is the further development of my drawings with a specific research interest and focus on the sublime and its relationship and manifestation in and through suggestive drawing trace…

At the end of last year, I received the delightful news that my drawing entitled “Simon of Cyrene” have obtained joint second prize (with the Italian artist Emmanuel Sartori) as one of the finalist works in the “Painting and Drawing” category of the International Celeste Art prize competition and final exhibition that recently took place in Milan, Italy in November 2015.  Furthermore, one of my most recent drawings entitled “Waiting for Messiah” obtained second place as one of the 3 finalists’ artworks in the TABOO International Art competition and final exhibition held at the Poggiali & Forconi Art gallery in Florence, Italy in April 2016.    In January this year I completed my exhibition period as one of the invited guest artists chosen from the 43 finalists of the Celeste Art Prize to exhibit some of my drawings at the Melia White House Hotel in London (U.K) as part of ARTROOMS 2016, an International Art Fair for Independent Artists. Concluding, one of my most recent drawings entitled “Procession:  After the Citizens of Calais” was accepted by the jury of ARTBOX MIAMI 1.0 and will be shown at the art weeks in Miami in December 2016.

 

Simon-of-Cyrene-at-Celeste-artprize

Title: Simon of Cyrene exhibited in Milan, Italy (Celeste art prize, 2015)

 

Artrooms 2016

Title: Betrayal & Denial I- III exhibited as part of the Artrooms International Art Fair, London, 2016.

 

Presently, I am exhibiting of my drawings with a selection of self portraits (lino prints) of the inmates whom I teach (drawing and printing rehabilitation, skills and product development workshops) at the Sasol Art Museum (Stellenbosch, SA) as part of the group exhibition (curated by Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen) entitled “100 Geographies”.  This exhibition was planned in collaboration with the Geography department of the University of Stellenbosch and explores different aspects surrounding the notion of space.  Each artist exhibiting their work explored this idea in their own particular way (eg. migration, human interaction – be it estrangement or inter-connectedness between people etc.).  Coverage of this exhibition can be viewed on U-Tube through an interview which was conducted with the representatives/organizers of this particular exhibition on the program entitled “PRONTUIT” on Kyknet, which took place on the 4th of October 2016.

 

Title:  "Blind I"

Title: “Blind I”

 

Title:  Carceral spaces - Self portraits by inmates at the Freedom Drakenstein Correctional Services

Title: Carceral spaces – Self portraits by inmates at the Freedom Drakenstein Correctional Services

Currently I am working on a body of new drawings for my next solo exhibition entitled “Carceral spaces” which will be hosted at the Reservoir gallery of the Oliewenhuis museum in Bloemfontein in July 2017.  The opening speaker will be Prof. Elfriede Dreyer (UNISA).

Medium:  Charcoal drawing on paper Dimensions:  800 x 200 cm Date:  2015

Title:  “Waiting for Messiah”, Medium: Charcoal drawing on paper
Dimensions: 800 x 200 cm
Date: 2015

 

Title:  "Procession:  After the citizens of Calais"

Title: “Procession: After the citizens of Calais”

 

Valley of Dry Bones I (work in progress)

Title: Valley of Dry Bones I (work in progress)

 

If you might have any suggestions, inquiries or specific interests in the artwork included in this website, please feel free to send me a message on my “contact” page and I will respond as soon as possible.    For any additional information or inquiries, you may also refer to my LinkedIn and/or Facebook profiles.

I thank you for your interest,

 

Marieke