Visagie, Morné
Born 1989 in Cape Town, South Africa
Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa
Growing up on Robben Island, the Atlantic Ocean that separated Morné Visagie from the Mainland became a recurring metaphor in his imagination. Current and recent works are abstracted interpretations of these themes, where colour and materiality are primary. The works share a persistent seriality, with the recurring image of a pool, the motif of tiles, and repetition of form. Most tends towards fragility, towards a suggested impermanence, made from tissue paper, recycled materials, or stained tarlatan cloth. Visagie completed his MFA at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2019. He spent three years (2013-2016) training as a professional printmaker at Warren Editions, a fine art print studio in Cape Town. Visagie has had several solo exhibitions, and his work has been included in many group shows.
Morné Visagie, Genesis II, 2020, Individual oil-based monotypes on paper and brass, 156 x 139,5 cm, Courtesy of Nuweland.|Morné Visagie, Impatient Youths of the Sun, 2020, Recycled Methode Cap Classique (aka champagne from South Africa) foils, Approx 240 x 115 cm. Courtesy of Nuweland.

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