Marcel Mariën is one of the most intriguing, prolific and representative figures of the Belgian surrealist movement. Born in Antwerp in 1920, he joined the surrealist group in Brussels after meeting René Magritte in 1937. The same year, he made and exhibited his very first surrealist object and his most famous work : L’introuvable, a single-lens glasses.
Far from limiting himself to a specific technique, he declines his talents in the practice of object-assemblage, collage, photography, cinema, drawing, painting and printing techniques. His artistic production is very wide, original and most of all, challenging. Through his works, he tries to raise awareness by playing and distorting the standards. Also poet and writer, he creates bridges between the language, the image and the objects playing with the mind like no other.