Marcin Owczarek, born in October 1985. Lives and works in Belgium. At the age of twenty, he began studying photography at The College of Photography in Wroclaw, graduating with an honourable 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. Owczarek 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.