Mark Rautenbach is a sculptural artist and textile designer based in Cape Town. Originally from Pietermaritzburg in Kwazulu-Natal, Rautenbach completed his tertiary studies at the University of Natal.
Rautenbach works with a number of different materials and his style is unified by the craft of knitting. He has been knitting since the age of 8 and is interested in exploring the interplay between disparate kinds of materials as he weaves them together.
Rautenbach’s designs and sculptures are intricate in nature and usually comprises multiple dense layers. He challenges the conventional use of materials by tearing, stitching, reinforcing and knitting strands of almost any kind of textile into a new form.