from Apocalypse to Genesis
(b. 1962) studied painting the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, graduating in the class of Stefan Gierowski in 1986, with a supplemental degree in the class of Ryszard Winiarski. He continued his studies at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, in Günther Uecker’s class of Spatial Forms (1988). He currently teaches a painting class in the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
Marzec is a visual artist, painter, author of installations, performer, educator, author, art critic and theorist.
He has exhibited his work at many collective and individual exhibitions in venues such as the Foksal Gallery in Warsaw, the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, the National Museum in Lublin, and the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, to name a few. He has published over 250 papers on the borderline of art theory and criticism, as well as five books (including The Superstitions of Recent Art and Art, or Everything. Landscape after Postmodernism).
In his work, Marzec pursues the original idea of a pondering, deliberating image. An image capable of considering the phenomenon of visibility and confronting reality understood as a dynamic complex multidimensionality. For many years, the underlying theme of his work was EVERYTHING, a concept that in a way challenges our imagination and understanding. On the one hand, it refers to an impossible and unreal whole, and on the other hand, it reveals the fragmentary nature of each concretization. His current work explores unstable finality.