I was a Chinese artist for a day, 2016
Michal Martychowiec (born in 1987) is a contemporary artist commuting between Berlin and China.
He creates conceptual series of photographs, films, drawings, neons, objects, mix-media installations and environments.
He was awarded Distinction in MA Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. He is a visiting lecturer at the Russian Institute of History of Art (Russian Academy of Sciences) in St. Petersburg and China Academy of Art in Hangzhou.
Martychowiec’s oeuvre is structured through a mix media practice with an existential basis. The conceptual framework of his installations explores history, historic narratives, and consequently foundation of cultural symbols and archetypes.
Through these Martychowiec constructs an individual artistic language and narratives. His practice sources ideas from both, oriental and occidental philosophy, history, history of art, history of religion, literature, contemporary culture and communication.
The collaboration between Bublitz and Martychowiec began in the summer of 2016 as the occasion of the joint exhibition Engel mit Sphinx Gesichten.