Marcin Owczarek was born in October 1985. At the age of twenty, he began studying photography at The College of Photography in Wroclaw, graduating with an honorable mention for his cycle “Brave New World”, which presented an idiosyncratic version of a future world. Owczarek is fascinated with the influence of new technologies on human life, particularly within urban space. Focusing on the issues of mechanisation and standardisation, he tackles these in an anti-utopian style. 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. He lives and works in Belgium.
Marcin: "My art has always focused on the condition of our globe and the condition of man. I use photography and collage to create surreal images that are thematically focused on identity, dreams, new technologies, bio-science, the unconscious, morals, social situations, behaviours, habits, rituals, biological changes, depression in urban environments, overpopulation - which have significant impact on human life.”