Thursday, January 20, 2022

New Artist Watch Feature at Escape Into Life


Marcin Owczarek, The Last Bus to Paradise, 2021
Mixed Media Photography
26" x 39" or 40" x 60"
Copyright © Marcin Owczarek
Opening my 2022 Artist Watch columns at the international online arts magazine Escape Into Life, I am particularly pleased to introduce today Marcin Owczarek.
Marcin, who currently lives and works in Belgium and is represented by Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, has long been fascinated by the effects and influence of new technologies, especially mechanization and standardization, and what they mean for our connections to and relationships with animals, nature, and each other. Using symbols, allusions, allegories, and metaphors, Marcin addresses in his surreal but profoundly poetic and philosophical artworks such important issues as animal rights, wildlife conservation, climate change, and environmental destruction. Each of his works sets us up to reflect upon and search for deeper meanings to life.

For today's Artist Watch, I showcase eight of Marcin's spectacular artworks, including his seminal "In Search of Utopia". In addition, I provide Marcin's Artist Statement, a brief biographical profile, and Website and social media links.

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