Madelein Marincowitz (b. 1968) 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 environment, filled with creatives, Madelein started an early career as a set painter for PACT under the guidance of her mother, scenic and fine artist Freda Marincowitz, working with her on theatre productions for the State Theatre Pretoria during the 80’s. Freda was a huge inspiration for Madelein and had a profound influence on her career choice as an artist.
For the following years Marincowitz was mainly involved in the commercial art industry, working on various projects painting murals, props and sets for themed environments at Casino’s, Theatre and Film productions in around Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Marincowitz never stopped painting in her own capacity and in 2009 she had her first solo exhibition, "Brokkie Nostalgie" at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery in Durbanville. The following year she had two solo exhibitions, "Collective Memory" at Brundyn + Gonsalves (I'Art Gallery) in Cape Town and "Mnemonic Devices" at the University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery, South Africa. Since then Madelein participated in more than a hundred group exhibitions countrywide.
In 2014 Marincowitz moved to Knysna for her love of nature and to explore the relationship with our fragile environment in a human world.Madelein is an introspective person and acts as a quiet witness to change and transformation. Her work evokes a mysterious quality, lyrical and detailed, balancing between existing and non-existing, defined and non-defined. A feeling of loss or distant memories...