Abend Gallery is proud to introduce Marcin Owczarek to our artistic family. Born in Poland in October 1985, Owczarek's engagement with photography began at age 20 at The College of Photography in Wroclaw. His early accomplishments included an honorable mention for his cycle “Brave New World,” which prophesied an unconventional vision of the future. Today, residing in Belgium, he has evolved into an esteemed photo artist, capturing our imaginations with his intricate photographic collages. His works weave complex narratives of humans, animals, and nature living in symbiosis, drawing the viewer into an immersive experience that extends beyond observation.
Marcin Owczarek on a trip to capture reference shots at Lago di Braies, in the Italian Dolomites.
The Art of Marcin Owczarek
Owczarek's art serves as a powerful statement on vital global concerns, including animal rights, wildlife conservation, and climate change. Each of his works, meticulously crafted from thousands of carefully chosen photographs, offers a visually engaging experience that encourages thought and discussion on the fragile state of our planet.
Marcin Owczarek, Protectors of the Wild Heart
In Search of Utopia
In Search of Utopia, one of Owczarek's most poignant pieces, encapsulates his aspiration for a world that values all life and our shared environment. His use of symbols, allusions, and metaphors invites viewers to interpret his art through their own life experiences, adding a deeply personal dimension to every composition.
Marcin Owczarek, In Search of Utopia
Craftsmanship and Dedication
From initial sketches to the final digital collage, each artwork reflects Owczarek's unwavering commitment to his craft. Owczarek's collages, while visually captivating, also serve as striking reminders of urgent global issues such as climate change, animal extinction, and environmental degradation.
An initial sketch for In Search of Arcadia II
A Journey of Exploration and Introspection
As we welcome Marcin Owczarek and his unique photographic collages into our collection, we invite you on a journey of exploration and introspection. With Owczarek, the experience of art transcends passive observation, becoming an engaging dialogue that provokes contemplation and action. Join us in exploring the extraordinary world of Marcin Owczarek – a world that reflects our own and compels us to question our relationship with the world we inhabit.
Marcin Owczarek, In Search of Safe Harbor
Marcin Owczarek in the Italian Dolomites.