Marke Meyer Art Nudes

Marke Meyer matriculated form Westville Boy's High School in 1981. After spending two years in the army he studied for a B.Sc. Agric (Hort) and graduated in 1987. During all his years of being involved in the plant world he constantly read, studied, practiced, lived and breathed art. His special interest always being in figurative work.
Sculpture and photography became his tools to further explore the human figure. After eighteen successful years running his own wholesale nursery, his growing success as an artist finally enabled him to sell the business and set out on a career as a full time artist. He has not looked back since.

Meyer is possibly best known for his breathtaking low-key lighting in his photography. He uses lighting to effortlessly draw the observer into the beauty of the figure - emphasizing the simple line that his intriguing light picks out twisting around a figure in a specific pose.

"I am mesmerized by the warmth and plasticity and texture of real flesh - 'the fleshiness of flesh' - and the way the body shapes change when placed under different stresses. I enjoy the dynamic between the model and myself and I try to breathe life into my photos with this energy."

Meyer's style of work represents a break from the modern art of the twentieth century and falls more into the post modern trend where it has once again become acceptable to dabble in both figures and realism. His style is loosely associated with contemporary realism, although he still likes to infuse his work with a quirky conceptual edge. 

Meyer also has an interest in the 'abstractions' taken from man-made sculpture: buildings. These are compositional and colour based pieces that re-evaluate the picture plane and in so doing find a new way of looking at the familiar elements of the subject matter. As with his figurative work - these striking pieces (often in quatretych format) appear to be all about shape and light.

Things of the Heart - Birthmark

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Maiden Flight #11 - First Light

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Maiden Flight #1- Abandon

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Maiden Flight #6 - Mental Preparation

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Embody 1

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Embody 2
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Search for the Lost Spirit
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Taunting Gravity
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Wild, Wild Life #3 Swift
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Wild, Wild Life #2 Scorpion
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Metaphysics 1 - Pinnacle

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Nocturne 9 - Swan Song
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