“A search for the essence”, that is how South African born artist Ignatius Marx describes his work. Inspired by his surrounds and his love for nature, his paintings and drawings capture that which is essentially Africa – the bush and its animals and the spectacular and often harsh and savage beauty of its landscape. As a master Draughtsman, figure and line-work form an integral part of his repertoire. His work is expressed through several media, his favorite being pastel and oils. His work combines keen understanding of his media with unsurpassed technique and intense observation.
Close scrutiny reveals a strong sense of color and composition, blending together to make his work a highly desired and much sought after collector’s item; not surprisingly that his work is exported as far as America, Australia, the Far-East and Europe.
Ignatius Marx resides and has his studio overlooking the Indian Ocean in the sleepy village of Umdloti in KwaZulu-Natal.