Just as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque were the pioneers of Cubism in the 20th century, Marius Zabinski goes beyond borders once posed by the revolutionary ideals of his predecessors, to develop a new approach to the movement.
Marius Zabinski was born in Poland in 1956. Passionate about art from a very young age, particularly painting and sculpture, he enrolled in the Warsaw Academy of Beaux-Arts at the age of twenty. During his studies in the Academy, Zabinski was distinguished by his professors for the eclecticism of his techniques and the complexity of his compositions.
In 1980, a Parisian salesman visiting Warsaw invited him to come and work, as well as exhibit, in France. This would turn out to be a huge discovery for the artist. When he first arrived in France, the artist worked for some time restoring paintings. This was an opportunity for him to learn old and contemporary techniques from the masters, inspiring his virtuoso style.
Since 1983, Zabinski has become an international artist, holding exhibitions in Norway, Belgium, Luxemburg, Monaco, Japan and the United States. A highlight of his international success was in 2015, when he was awarded the prestigious Lorenzo di Medicis prize at the Xth Florence Bienniale in the painting category.
Recognized for his originality, the artist goes one step further than Picasso and Braque and does not just deconstruct an image. He devotes himself to deconstructing each detail making up the image, to then recombine their elements playing with their texture, color or form. He emancipates himself from modern cubism, taking inspiration from African art. Zabinski creates stunning work, that reflects the 21st century, telling a story for generations to come.
“I have gone through various periods starting with academic painting, followed by a short period of impressionism; realism and hyper-realism until I finally reached cubism. Why — everybody asks? Well, for me painting is like a playground. Playing with styles makes me happy, but I am like a child who gets bored with his favorite toy and after a while moves on to the next one.” /M. Zabinski/