pict : 1997/05 Clones I, Raoul Marek - Ten photographes
" The sphere of interpersonal relations
represents one of the principal artistic applications
for the generation of young artists in this environment of the nineties. In this
context, Raoul Marek is considered a precursor. For more as 20 years now he has
been creating public performances, public-works, conferences with video projections,
installations and exhibitions which understand artistic creation as a communicative
moment to share and as an activator of perception that sharpens all our senses.
Although among the numerous contemporary creations there can hardly
research for symbolism - the circulation is preferred to the content that is
really exchanged - Raoul Marek introduces in his work anthropological, sociological
and philosophical questions.
His creations do not affect defined forms of which you could say that they would
his work, but they convey much care in elaborating the form and space of the
different composing elements.
Raoul Marek shows a world, that represents
a net of mental and local relationships, that perceives the human being
and his surroundings in the present.Raoul Marek doesn't
the art as interface between private and public area as a question of
the once defined medium (ex. Video or painting), but rather as an
artistic thinking and as a dialogue with the many-layered sides of
our current reality, in which the work requires his
The borders between mediator/artist and rezipient consciously again
are moved in his works on that occasion.
In different gradation, it is appealed to all senses. Raoul Marek creates
a definition of the artwork, that widens the artistic work as interdisciplinary
process, that thinks in paramount contexts, with it and where doesn't
categorize primarily, and the different areas of the culture
Each of the interventions of Raoul
Marek is patiently elaborated on the basis of observations
made on the spot with the intention
of gathering all kinds of potentials.
(The artist speaks here of the "dialogue
method"). The sensitive approach in its application
is always situated "between",
between private and public, between inside and outside, between the
experienced moment and collective memory, between social and mental
He operates at the intersection between two areas, that
are regarded as conventional contrast-concepts: Life-approval and illness,
party and death, culture and everyday life, indoors and outside, mobility
and transparency, short: Art and lives.
of Raoul Marek is also amazingly attractive and accessible to persons
not familiar with contemporary art. Due to the fact
that they put the public into a position of
an actor who takes part in
an exchange process, these works are based on a relation of
being both dialectical and experienced at the same time."Stéphane
: Discussion / Interview Hans Christpoh von Tavel- Raoul Marek Cat.
Kunsthalle Bern 1995
: GALLERY 2007 - Photographie / Drawings / Objects