Urlo Middle © Marcin Owczarek
Snail © Marcin Owczarek
The Keeper of The City Keys © Marcin Owczarek
Tanais © Marcin Owczarek
Hermes © Marcin Owczarek
The Agony of Narcismuss © Marcin Owczarek
The Great Architect of Dystopy Land © Marcin Owczarek
The Garden of Urban Delights Middle Art © Marcin Owczarek
Consumption © Marcin Owczarek
The Lovers © Marcin Owczarek
Unknownk Soldier © Marcin Owczarek
King of Dystopy © Marcin Owczarek
Queen of Dystopy © Marcin Owczarek
The Garden of Urban Delights Right © Marcin Owczarek
Democracy © Marcin Owczarek
Marcin Owczarek was born in 1985 in Wroclaw. 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 over human life, particulary within urban space. Focusing on the issues of mechanization and standardization, he tackles them in an antiutopian style, depicting the total capture of the spirit by the machine world. He reflects: "In the times of old Celtic celebrations there were enormous figures made of wood or cane, filled with living people and them burned. I have the impression that nowadays we have superseded these Celtic figures by concrete blocks of flats, dead peninsulas, where we undergo geometrical unification and from which we shout 'like martyrs being burnt alive while still giving songs of life from their stakes'.(Artaud)". Owczarek is interested in shamanism, Gnosticism, 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.
My art has always been focusing on condition of our globe and the condition of man.
My antiutopian, critical photography is based on the anthropological research. I focus on exploring and interpreting the impact of: new technologies, bio-science, unconscious, fears, morals, social situations, behaviors, habits, rituals, biological changes, the use of animals, depression in urban environments, destruction of the soil, overpopulation, deforestation, universal famine and - over human life. As a result, I create the image of the 21 century and the image of our current society.
In this way, by commenting behaviour of human individuals I want to indicate that:
Man is imperfect. Man is a savage, greedy rebel of Nature, living between the insanity and lunacy, away from his true nature. Man live in the play cage because he was captured by Illusions of this world: welfare tyranny, desire of possessing material things, consumption, jealousy, hate...what all in all led him to the broken relationship with the globe and other human beings.
As a result I stress the present process of dehumanization, mechanization and standardization of human race, false norms and illusional values that was given for the truth to the society by religion, governments,laws,propaganda, false mirror of the television...etc.
In my opinion, nowadays it is essential to articulate this kind of behavior, because the way which the present world run, might guide the human species: firstly- into a total slavery, then to new nuclear era, and finally to the total extinction...There is number of potential scenarios, but one of them is definitely Total Extinction...
I admire the way of dadaism as well as surrealism. My spirit flies with counterculture and the idea of transgression. I regard my critical collages as the prediction of human degradation, and as a consequence - 'Apocalypse'
Many wise people said that before but I will repeat: we are responsible for this world and for other human beings, and in our hands is decision: Do we want to live in coexistence or do want to reproduce another monsters to this world who will fight against each other in another nuclear war...
What are the crucial implications of this? - The world's Future.
"You pays your money and you takes your choice".