origins of the artist

Marcel Brosens is interested in the human psyche, more specifically in (the illusion of) control over one's own behaviour. He is intrigued by perceptional biases, routines, neuroses and repetition/rythm. His field of interest also includes group dynamics and social interaction.

His work can be characterized as conceptual and minimal. Context and social dynamics are major contributors. Favourite materials are wood, metal, cardboard and paper, but Marcel also uses videos and interactive technology. His work is spatial and can often be seen as an object, installation, intervention or occurrence.

Marcel participated in numerous exhibitions throughout the Netherlands and wrote a book about the control of an artist over his own work. He provided guest lectures for art acadamy students en art lessons for primary school kids. He also works as a moderator and communication strategist, and gives workshops and keynotes on art, creativity and innovation.

He obtained bachelors degrees in Fine art (art acadamy AKV St. Joost, 's-Hertogenbosch) and Business Administration (University of applied science Alkmaar) and and masters degrees in Artistic Research (University of Amsterdam) and Social Sciences (Utrecht University).

Marcel was born in 1970 and currently lives and works in Utrecht, the Netherlands.