Marc Fromm – Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin
Born 1971 in Langen, Germany
"In order to be able to understand reality and orient oneself within today’s day and age one must know the past," says Marc Fromm. The origin of ideas and the critical awareness thereof are central ideas in the artist’s work.
So it seems to be a logical consequence that the recurring theme in his work is the adaptation of sculptures and paintings from past epochs. It is not only the art historical background or the temporal context of the respective role model work of art that move the artist to create his new interpretations, it is "the search for depth within the surface," that guides him in his work. His work is consumed with our attitude towards reality. The observer is constantly confronted with his own perception of this reality.
Furthermore, all of his work adheres to certain mysteriousness. They fascinate, surprise or even embarrass – the ideal prerequisites for a fruitful examination of the work and its origin as well as for “the search for depth within the surface.
After finishing carpentry school, Mark Fromm finished his training to become a wood carver. He studies illustration design in Hamburg and sculpting in Halle on the Saale. When he graduated he was a scholarship holder of the Art Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt.