Mariëtte Kotzé
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Mariëtte Kotzé


I am a Cape Town-based artist interested in ink-wash painting and alternative photography. After matriculating from Overberg High, I qualified with a Btech degree in Interior Design and a diploma in Fine Art from Ruth Prowse School of Art in 2015.

The focus of my work is on the ephemeral concept of Time: a transient moment is captured on the paper or lens surface, where ink and various translucent fluids are intermixed. The results of these reactions are then digitally captured, recording the movement of the pigmented molecules breaking up, each with its own distinct character. My work questions photography by capturing images that can never be created again, while exploring process and repetition as meditative instruments in art making.

Contact Information

–  SUMI-Æ – Group show. Candice Berman Gallery, RMB Turbine Art Fair – Aug – Sept 2020

– ‘Spring Show’ – Group show. In Toto gallery, Illovo, Sandton, Johannesburg – September – October 2019

– ‘Don’t drink the milk’ – Group show. No End Contemporary Art Space, Linden, Johannesburg – September 2019

– ‘Constellation’ – Group show. Deepest Darkest Art Gallery, De Waterkant, Cape Town – 29 June – 16 August 2019

‘Nano 1.3’ – Group show. The Barnard Gallery, Newlands Cape Town – 28 May – 25 June 2019

‘Bloodlines: Imagined Histories’ – Group show. Deepest Darkest Art Gallery, De Waterkant, Cape Town – 26 March – 3 May 2019

– ‘Anon’ – Group show. Pop-Up Place, Observatory, Cape Town – 21- 25 Feb 2019

– ‘Shaping Light’ – Group show. Studio BONG, Firenze, Italy – November 2017

– ‘Visceral’ – Group show. Cavalli gallery, Stellenbosch – February – March 2017

– ‘Untitled 3.99’ – Group show. 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town – January 2017

– ‘This brief moment, forever.’ – Group show. 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town – August 2016

– ‘Nano’ – Group show. The Barnard Gallery, Newlands Cape Town – July 2016

– ‘Out of the Blue’ – Group Show. Rust en Vrede Art Gallery, Durbanville – September 2014

Publications + Interviews

In the studio with Mariëtte Kotzé – State of the Art Gallery – August 2019

Studio film