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.