Marcin Owczarek is a fine art photographer in Belgium, creating surrealist work based on human condition.
His artworks are a mix of photography, painting and traditional collage, working in Photoshop to create a digital collage.
We asked Marcin to share some of his ideas and influences, as well as some of his fascinating artwork.
DA: Why do your clients choose you?
MO: "Because of the unique style, high intellectual and visual values of my art. Perfection achieved in details."
DA:Who or what is your biggest influence and why?
MO:"Daily life. Life writes the best scenarios."
DA: What's the first thing you do when you start a project?
MO: "I start with an idea, an important reflection. Then I make a sketch of the potential project I want to generate."
"In the meantime I read a lot on topics like anthropology and sociology, to collect as much information about the issues I'm working upon."
DA: What's the one thing you couldn't live without as an artist?
MO: "Freedom of creation: the ability to conduct my own, independent projects."
DA: What are your favourite tools?
MO: "The Polygonal Lasso tool in Photoshop – the basis on my art is collage. I need and like to cut out particular elements to create coherent work."
DA: What music do you like to work to?
MO: "Ambient music. It does not disturb my thoughts."
DA: What's been your favourite artwork that you've created?
MO: "Honestly, I have no one favourite artwork. I pay the same amount of energy and attention to all of them. All of them are important to me in the same way."
DA: What's the project you'd rather forget about?
MO: "There is no such project. All of them are deeply deliberated and studied before showing to the audience."
DA: What has been inspiring you most recently?
MO: "The expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Paradise mentioned in the Book of Genesis. My new project Paradise Lost, which binds the 'fallen past' with the 21st century."
DA: Where would you like to take your work in the future?
MO: "I want to go back to the origins of photography, exploring analogue methods used in the 19th century."
DA: Apart from in this article and on your site, where can we see your work?