Marine Karbowski was born in Paris where she still lives and works as a painter. Having studied art in Paris and Avignon, her work has been shown in galleries in France and Luxembourg. Her current studio is located in “Le Ventre de la Baleine” (the whale belly) where many artists convene to work and share ideas. Her work is influenced by a broad range of artists and writers such as Lucian Freud, Egon Schiele, and John Maxwell Coetzee, and her current body of work includes landscapes that are dreamlike, magical and sometimes frightening, even apocalyptic.
"Painting is a voluntary will to dissolve reality and to reorganize it according to its own will. The process of painting feeds off of a succession of ideas and symbols originating in a single image. The collective unconscious is an inexhaustible source of ideas that can create timeless and absurd situations. The humor that is a natural result of these absurd actions often takes me by surprise. Having an idea in painting is to inevitably create its opposite.”
Marine Karbowski was recommended by Renaud Ego, a poet and author based in Paris.