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Gerhard Marx

South African 1976- 


Gerard Marx has a BAFA from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, and an MAFA (Cum Laude) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Marx’s work is primarily concerned with the development of original drawing and sculptural techniques, in which the technique, and the actual process of making carry particular conceptual and philosophical associations. Each technique opens a field of exploration, enabling something of a language that Marx uses and explores to its full poetic and philosophical potential.

The artist has exhibited widely in South Africa and overseas including his seventh solo exhibition, A Geometry of Echoes, at the Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, in 2015/2016, and Imaginary Fact: South African Art and the Archive, at the South African Pavillion, 55th Venice Bienale, Italy, in 2013. Marx’s work is regularly shown at international Art Fairs, including Art Basel, Frieze (London and NY) and FIAC (Paris) and features in numerous public and private art collections. Public sculptures include Vertical Aerial: JHB, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, The Fire Walker (in collaboration with William Kentridge), Queen Elizabeth Bridge, Johannesburg, and Paper Pigeon (in collaboration with Maja Marx), Pigeon Square, Johannesburg.

Source: Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.

Image by Pierre van der Spuy.

9 lots offered      66.67% sold      R 439 781
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Gerhard Marx; A Geology of the Foot, (Left and Right), two
7 Nov 2021
Sold for R 51 210
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gerhard Marx; Cumulus III
7 Nov 2021
Unsold
 
Gerhard Marx; Binocular Skull 2
7 Jun 2021
Sold for R 7 035
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gerhard Marx; Depths in Feet (Double Interior)
8 Nov 2020
Sold for R 62 590
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gerhard Marx; Binocular Skull I
7 Sep 2020
Unsold
 
Gerhard Marx; Antaeus in Mid-Air
26 Jul 2020
Sold for R 284 500
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gerhard Marx; Circuit I
20 May 2019
Unsold
 
Gerhard Marx; Immanent Ocean: Water Collected for the Space of the Head III
7 Nov 2016
Sold for R 22 736
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gerhard Marx; Grandmother with Weeds
27 Jul 2015
Sold for R 11 710
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
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