Morné Visagie


Morné Visagie (born 1989) is a South African artist, printmaker, and curator who lives and works in Cape Town. Having graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2011,  in 2018 he continued into his Masters. Visagie  spent three years training as a printmaker at Warren Editions. He is currently also the curator of a committee-based project gallery, Open 24 HRS. Visagie has had  six solo exhibitions, and his work has been included in several group shows. His most recent solo exhibition, Die Bloue Wis, was shown at  Nuweland Gallery, in The Netherlands in 2019.

Growing up on Robben Island, the Atlantic Ocean that separated Visagie from the mainland became a recurring metaphor in his imagination, and for the past six years, the colour blue has been the primary medium in his work; a personal symbol of death, loss, nostalgia, memory, religion, sexuality, exile and distance.

These earlier works have been an attempt at defining colour and to gain an understanding of what goes into its creation. Visagie’s more recent work forms part of an evolution towards a preoccupation with using colour as a tool to investigate shape, line and form

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 The Last Colour to Fade, WHATIFTHEWORLD / KRONE, Twee Jonge Gezellen, Tulbagh
Die Bloue Wis, Nuweland Gallery, Nederland
2018 FOVNTAIN, SMITH, Cape Town
2016 There are Gold Flecks in the Lapis - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
2015 The Line of Beauty - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
2014 Derek Jarman, 1994, Brundyn + Gosalves Gallery, Cape Town
2013 Far From The Sea, Perhaps…Morne Visagie & Mbongeni Dlamini - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Re-imagined Realities, Open 24 Hrs, Cape Town
The String installation, Open 24 Hrs, Cape Town
2016 A New Wave, Southern Guild, Cape Town
2015 Concerted Efforts, West Space, Melbourne, Austrlalia.
Rhinos Are Coming, Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town
2013 Positive Tension - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
2012 Context, Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town
Outside the Lines: An Exploration of Abstract Materiality, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
2011 Tryst, Graduate Exhibition, Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town
2010 Time On Our Hands, Clock Tower Centre, Cape Town