MARINDA DU TOIT 

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Marinda du Toit is a South African artist based in Pniel, outisde Stellenbosch in the Western Cape.

She is known for her highly imaginative, ‘found object' sculptures that she fashions out of recycled materials, while also featuring her sculptures in video installations. 

Marinda is a self-taught, 'outsider' artist.Her mentors were Diek Grobler, Retha Buitendach, Gordon Fraud and Michele Nigrini.

She often works with fellow artists Diek Grobler and Charles Badenhorst to create short animation films.

Marinda du Toit completed a Bachelor of Arts with Music as a subject at the University of Pretoria.

Awards:

2007 - Merit Award for “Little Bang”, Ekurhuleni Arts Competition
“Little Bang” Nomination for SAFTA’s Best Short Film

AVAILABLE WORKS

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FOUND OBJECT SCULPTURES

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Mossie en Basjan. Found Objects Sculpture. 27 x12 cms. R2 915. SOLD

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Orange is the New Christmas Colour. Found Objects Sculpture. 53 x 22cms. R8 840

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Klipneukertjie. Found Objects Sculpture. 75 x 26 cms. R12 379

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Yellow Bird .Found Objects sculpture. 44 x 14cms . R 3 180

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Danger Zone . Found Objects sculpture.  67 x 16cms . R 5 300

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The Connector ( Die Koppelaar)   Found Objects sculpture. R 4 950

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Hoenderkop Chick. Found Object Sculpture.  42 x 18cms.  R3450

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'Poppie Nongena.  41 x 10,5 cms. Found Objects sculpture. R3360

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'Popstar. Found Objects sculpture. 45 x 20cms  R3360

FOUND PAPER COLLAGES

The story behind the artworks.

 

“I made ‘Parade’, ‘Pregnant Pause’ and ‘Head On’ in December, on a working holiday...

It may signify my absurd holiday circumstances,  but also includes a period of time in which we, of any shape, size or colour, have to patiently wait for the pandemic to pass, and head on courageously. It also entails my personal growth in nearing sixty, and an ode to womanhood.

Some may think, ‘all dressed up and nowhere to go’, but the creative will make a parade of it and bravely steam ahead in fanfare, loud and colourful, imagining it weird and wonderful!

The sticks are part of a work in progress where I research and explore the outcome in human behaviour, physical and psychological, when handed a stick. Does the stick become a symbol of power, resistance, leadership or a tool, an instrument, a weapon or a crutch?

I enjoy collage using found paper only, and build my characters intuitively, as I build my figures from found objects”.

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Marinda du Toit. 'Pregnant Pause'. Found Paper Collage. 51 x 38,5cms. Framed. R7100

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Marinda du Toit. 'Head On'. Found Paper Collage. 51 x 38.5cms .Framed. R7100

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Marinda du Toit. 'Parade'. Found Paper Collage. 51 mx 8.5cms. Framed. R7100

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Marinda du Toit. 'A Few Of My Favourite Things' Found Paper Collage.

38.5 x 31cms .Framed. R4450