Gerhard Marx was born in 1976. He received his MA in Fine Art from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2004, and he lives and works in Cape Town with his artist wife Maja Marx and two daughters. Marx is an artist, theatre director, and filmmaker and has collaborated with a number of like-minded practitioners including William Kentridge, Philip Miller, Maja Marx, Lara Foot Newton and Handspring Puppet Company. In his own practice as a visual artist, Marx works across a number of media, including drawing and printmaking. He has often explored the idea of the broken and collaged image, and his drawings convey a delicacy and attention to fineness of detail that is belied by the massive sculptural works he has made with William Kentridge.
Marx collaborated with Warren Editions in 2014, to produce the two etchings, Binocular Skull 1 and Binocular Skull 2. These works were then exhibited as part of the group exhibition BANANAS, ZIGZAGS & SKULLS – OH AND MAX at Warren Editions Projects in December 2014 to February 2015. The collaboration is still underway, Marx continues to explore imagery in hard ground and has been exploring portraiture through soft ground impressions made by plant materials.