BIO

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.

PUBLICATIONS

– Anon. Pop up Art show: a Dialogue on gender – 6 December 2018

https://beautifulbizarre.net/2019/02/26/anon-pop-up-art-show-a-dialogue-on-gender/?utm_source=One+Day+Company+newsletter&utm_campaign=ee1781a454-ANON_CAMPAIGN_2019_01_21_08_33_PRESS_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f4224a246a-ee1781a454-188318901

– ‘Living Coral is the 2019 Pantone Colour of the Year’ – Elle Decoration, South Africa – 6 December 2018

https://elledecoration.co.za/living-coral-2019-pantone-colour-year/

– ‘Winter Ethereals’ – Elle Decoration – June 2018

https://issuu.com/brunaheckmann/docs/south_africa_-_june_2018/46

– ‘Unrelentless Fluidity’ – Beyond Photography – 8 June 2018

https://www.beyondphotography.online/interviewed-mariette-kotze

– ‘Playing with Pink’ – The Sunday Times Home – 29 October 2017

https://designstore.co.za/blog/sunday-times-home-design-store-and-mari%C3%ABtte-kotz%C3%A9

– ‘Inked’ – The Sunday Times Home – 8 October 2017

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByZlWE4WVUYkUUpXUnFxNUZSLUhlTFpDejFrM0NmV25yRGV3/view?usp=sharing

– ‘Truth Coffee’ – poster painting  – VISI, Spring No 62, 2012

EXHIBITIONS

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

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByZlWE4WVUYkUVFTeHN1VDdmZTVLRnhLNHlNeHljU1BNbnBj/view?usp=sharing

– ‘Ongoing solo exhibition’ – The Poké Co. 90 Loop Street, Cape Town – July     2018 – Current

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

– ‘Traces’ – Group show. Whow studios, Durbanville – September – October 2017

– ‘Re-build me’ – Art Auction, Exhibition & Fundraiser. Cape Institute for Architecture – May 2017

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

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

– ‘Sorry! Please try again’ – Group show. Palms centre, Cape Town – December 2016

–  Valley Flair Art Auction – curated by Lizamore & associates, Val de Vie estate, Paarl – November 2016

– ‘Metropolis’ – Group show. Upstairs @Bree gallery, Cape Town – September 2016

– ‘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

EDUCATION

The Ruth Prowse School of Art, Woodstock, Cape Town 2013 – 2015
Diploma in Fine Art

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town 2004-2006
Btech Interior Design (Cum Laude)