Marc Pradervand was born in East London in 1970 and grew up in the Eastern Cape. He has lived in various parts of South Africa and briefly in the U.K. Presently he lives and works in the rural hamlet of Riebeeck East, near Grahamstown.
Marc is a photographer and painter who holds a Higher Diploma in Education and a National Diploma in Photography from Nelson Mandela University and has, to date, held 12 solo exhibitions and taken part in numerous group shows, both locally and internationally.
From disturbing and sinister to childlike and playful, the diverse range of moods and subject matter in Marc’s work are always energetically stated in strong colours. Emerging from his recent work is a meditation on nature and the iconography of first cultures.
Some of Marc’s work forms part of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum’s permanent collection.