Madelein Marincowitz

Madelein Marincowitz, a South African painter living in Knysna. Born in 1968 and studied Fine Arts at the Tshwane University of Technology after matriculating at Pro Arte School for Art, Ballet, Music and Drama in 1985.

Growing up in an artistic family, Marincowitz started an early career as a set painter and working in the textile department for wardrobe at the State Theatre in Pretoria. After she completed her studies, majoring in painting and jewelry design, she continued in the commercial art industry, painting sets for Cape Town Opera and working on film and television productions for the local and international market.

Although Marincowitz never stopped painting in her own capacity and features in numerous group exhibitions countrywide. She had her first solo exhibition in 2009 at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery in Durbanville and in 2010 she had two solo exhibitions, at Brundyn + Gonsalves (I'Art Gallery), in Cape Town and at the GUS Gallery, University Stellenbosch.

Marincowitz is known for her unique delicate and detailed style where she explores the frailty of life which delicately balances with continuous transformation or complete change. She seeks a relationship with our fragile environment in a human world, a shared space in which to explore the symbols of our bittersweet existence.

Nationality: South African