This GBTI Project was last updated in 2017
MARNITZ STEYN ART
The Marnitz Steyn art gallery is a family affair showcasing paintings and other pieces of art created by the talented Steyn family.
Young artist Marnitz (32) specializes in paintings and sculptures and works mostly on commission. His father Kallie does woodturning – creating beautiful wooden bowls, plates, candle holders and other objects for the home – while his mother Mara uses her artistic talents to produce stunning woven articles.
Marnitz attended the Jacquey Theron Art School from 2001 to 2007 and in 2004 he was the winner of the Alette Wessel Kunskamer Competition for New Artists.
He also received the Anton Smit Shield, and was commissioned by Sanlam in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Marnitz also specializes in the restoration of oil paintings.
Kallie does woodturning – creating beautiful wooden bowls, plates, candle holders and other objects for the home.
Title: Muschak the Potter
Medium: Oil on (640x560x22mm) Streched Canvas
Medium: Charcoal on (1740x1470x28mm) Streched Canvas
Medium: Oil on (1625x1030x28mm) Streched Canvas
Medium: Oil on (900x500x28mm) Streched Canvas
In 2005 Marnitz had his first solo exhibition at Aluvi House, Pretoria.
Other exhibitions include:
State Theatre – 2005 Wine & Art Auction
State Theatre – 2005 Ode The Women
UP Gallery – 2006 Quapara
KKNK – 2009, 2010
Nature’s Valley – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Grahamstown – 2011, 2012
Swellendam – 2013, 2014
Although the art gallery that carries his name has been in Long Street for a while, Marnitz has only recently decided to make the Garden Route’s quaintest village his permanent home. He loves nature, the outdoor life, cycling and kite surfing – so this is the perfect place to be!