Marcin Owczarek (b. 1985) studied 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 mechanization and standardization, he tackles them in an antiutopian style. This is reinforced by Owczarek's interest in shamanism, Gnosticism and alchemy. His work is rooted in his interpretation of the content of the ‘Tibetan Book of the Dead’ as well as his studies in cultural anthropology.
Currently, Marcin Owczarek lives and works in Belgium