Katarzyna & Marcin Owczarek
Katarzyna and Marcin are professional Fine Art Photographers. They are marriage with a strong passion for photography. They live and work in Belgium, started working together in 2016.
Katarzyna Owczarek born in April 1983 — fashion/product designer and fine art photographer. She received her Master of Arts degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland.
Marcin Owczarek born in October 1985. 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. He 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. Moreover, Marcin also uses photography to create digital Collages.
Telling stories is a part of their fine art photography project based on surrealistic imagery. The new series titled "My Hearth is An Animal" brings elaborate compositions combining human and animal elements. Katarzyna and Marcin employ animal characters in human settings, often in a social and spiritual context, because each creature brings to life beautiful and original symbolism and emotional values. They are all connected, people, animals, nature...as a one living organism. In every human being there is a piece of animal instincts and in every animal there is a piece of human being: soul, feelings, emotions, fragility. Animals show human emotions. Their observations reveal beauty, sometimes it is found in the unconventional way.
For this reason their whole work deals with the relationship between Man and Nature, in particular with animals. Their artworks are both planned and subconscious. Sometimes it is deliberate observation, sometimes just like a dream half-remembered. Strange encounters at the edge of perception. They create imaginary landscapes and invite the viewer to immerse themselves into a world of dreams and mystery to see the reality in diverse ways.