Art@Africa presents Beneath the Surface, a joint exhibition by Marke Meyer and Caelyn Robertson.
The exhibition consists of a display of 51 dynamic bronze sculptures by Meyer, alongside Robertson’s portraits, depicting stripped back female identity, hoping to express how everything is not how it may appear at first.
Beneath the Surface addresses the ways in which written and spoken words take place in the creative method of sculpting. The exhibition looks to display how poetry has been used by Meyer to voice his internal thoughts and ideas that lie beneath the surface of his sculptures.
Meyer’s poetry and artwork is often associated to a series of underlying themes. This includes the idea of balance in life and living in harmony with both the inner child and adulthood. Robertson similarly looks to highlight the hidden-self as she states her aim as an artist is to simply capture her subjects essence as individuals, in no place or setting that associates them with anything they do.
The evening is accompanied by live music, an interactive body painting performance and live poetry monologues by Barbie Meyer.
Those interested in the exhibition are invited to join the opening at 6.30pm on Thursday.
Located at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, Art@Africa creates meaningful art experiences, curated by internationally acclaimed curators. The gallery provides a platform on which South African talent can be recognised on an international level, creating investment opportunities for local art.
Venue: Art@Africa Gallery, 1st floor, Clocktower Centre, Silo District, V&A Waterfront
Time: Mon to Sun 9am to 7pm