Marcin Owczarek

Bio

Marcin OWCZAREK, art photographer, Poland

The artist is fascinated by the influence of new technologies over human life, particularly the impact on the urban space.

His focus is on the issues of mechanization and standardization, he tackles them in an anti-utopian style, depicting the potential danger of total capture of the spirit by the machine world.

Owczarek is interested in shamanism, gnosticism and alchemy. His art has also been influenced by the content of the ‘Tibetan Book of the Dead’ as well as his studies in cultural anthropology.

Marcin Owczarek was born in 1985 in Wroclaw, Poland. He currently lives and works in Belgium.

Artistic education:

At the age of 20, he began studying photography at the College of Photography in Wroclaw, graduating with an honorable mention for his cycle ‘Brave New World’.

Exhibitions:

2016:
'Reality and Beyond', Lier (ART14)
Cape Town Art Fair, South Africa
Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, The Netherlands

2015:

Classic-Event, Kortrijk, Belgium (ART14)
START  Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
'Paradise Lost', solo exhibition, ARTCO, Germany
Cape Town Art Fair, South Africa
Art Vilnius Fair, Lithuania

2014:
'Fine Art Selection', ARTCO, Germany
'Human Rights - Memento' Exhibition, Trento, Italy

2013:
'ILLUSION', solo exhibition, ART14, Belgium
Art Nocturne, Knokke, Belgium
'Ritual' Festival, Wroclaw, Poland
'Going Back to The Roots', BWA Gallery, Bielsko-Biala, Poland
'The Ninth Circle of Obsession', Tartu Art House, Estonia

Press

Link to the interview, published on October 13th, 2013 (by 'Elephant',quarterly magazine on contemporary art and visual culture, Frame Publishers, Amsterdam):
Marcin Owczarek