The starting point for Marc’s observations is frequently a situation that is quite common, “normal,”. However, from a certain angle that Marc always seems to find, the situation then becomes completely distorted or radically different at the very least.
This different perspective employed by Marc results in an art based on conceptual grounds, whose ambition is to make a difference on a structural, social or even political level. For Marc, and many amongst us, art has a function and a mission which is to change society, as a whole or at least on an individual basis. Naturally this makes the role of the artist crucial and lends it vital significance within society, coming close to the Beuysian shaman, a priest or the role of a “wake-up call”. Constantly at work, Marc is simultaneously – as an artist – defining the identity of the artist and what he/she can do, or defying that identity depending on the point of view.
Born 1964 in Bontaieni. [RO]
Lives and works in Hässelby Strand [Stockholm].
Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm
University College Of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm
Konst & Media, Södertälje
Konstgymnasium, Cluj –Napoca [RO]
Selected solo and exhibition projects
Dorinel Marc (Re) presenterar Axel Mörner, ALP galleri Peter Bergman, Stockholm
Inställt, Atlasmuren 18 Stockholm (situation)
Fallet Nixon, Sergels torg, Stockholm (situation)
Selected group and exhibition projects
Vid regnbågens slut, Tumba Bruksmuseum, Tumba
Korsnäs Gummi Biennalen 2004, Hosjö, Falun
Pengar, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
Peter Cornell, “Dorinel Marc Retrospective”, Paletten, #4/1999.
Angelica Blomhage, ”Fången i konstvärlden”, Konstperspektiv, #1/2005.
Sophie Allgårdh/Estelle af Malmborg, Svensk konst nu. 85 konstnärer födda efter 1960, SAK/Wahlström & Widstrand, 2004.