When violence renewed the beds of men on earth,
A very old tree, with dry leaves, resumed the thread of his maxims ...
And another senior tree rose from the already large underground Indies
With its magnetic leaf and its load of new fruits.
After studying at the National School of Decorative Arts and the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, Marc Bankowsky first practiced painting. His meeting with the painter José Fabri-Canti lead to found in Corsica Cyrne Arte, a phalanstery bringing together visual artists, actors and musicians. Sculpture, ceramic, mosaic, brassware and ironware workshops, settled in the village of Balagne. He learnt the fresco and mosaic and kept its course while participating in the organization of the first Corsican music festival.
In the 70’s, Marc returned to Paris after a visit to Switzerland, where he discoverd and learnt weaving. Huge hanging cocoons, the "Platforms", borned of his imagination, met a huge success, especially in the biennial of tapestry in Lausanne. Museums and Culture Houses exposed his work. For its opening, the Centre Georges Pompidou commissioned a monumental work installed at the entrance. His taste for modeling lead him in the 80’s to work bronze, which he vows since, reviving its mythological roots. Peter Marino then asked him to make stools and goldsmith objects for Christian Dior.
The forces of nature, through the vegetable, mineral and animal kingdoms, become furniture and bronze, plaster and resin objects, seducting renowned designers as well as private clients in USA, Europe and Asia.
MARC BANKOWSKY Chandelier Gold leaf gilded bronze France, 2018 H 160 / D 150 cm H 63 / D 59 inches
Marc Bankowsky Console Patinated bronze, travertine H 70 x W 120 x D 35 cm H 27,5 x W 47,2 x D 13,8 inch France, 2018 Signed
Marc Bankowsky Bench Dark patinated bronze, green velvet H 50 x W 120 x D 38 cm H 19,7 x W 47,2 x D 15 inch France, 2018
Marc Bankowsky Pair of wall lights Gilded bronze H 30 x W 30 x D 15 cm France, 2018
Marc Bankowsky Pair of stools "Goat feet" Patinated bronze, velvet mohair "mustard" color H 53 x D 40 cm France, 2018
Marc Bankowsky Pair of andiron Patinated bronze H 59 x P 59 cm France, 2018
Marc Bankowsky Bench Patinated bronze, velvet mohair H 60 x L 60 x P 50 cm France, 2018
Marc Bankowsky Pair of stools "Goat Legs" Patinated bronze, velour de mohair H 53 x D 40 cm France, 2018
MARC BANKOWSKY Gilded bronze lantern Gilded bronze H 140 / D 63 cm H 55,1 / D 24,8 inches 2017
MARC BANKOWSKY Pair of stool Eco-fur, Patinated bronze feet H 53 x D 40 cm H 20 7/8 x D 15 3/4 inch 2016
MARC BANKOWSKY Pair of coffee tables Made with patinated bronze Signed and dated on verso H 43 / L 50 / P 50 cm H 16 7/8 / L 19 5/8 / P 19 5/8 inches France, 2015
MARC BANKOWSKY Bench Six feet in gilt bronze H 52 / L 100 / P 40 cm H 20 1/2 / W 39 3/8 / D 15 3/4 inches 2015
MARC BANKOWSKY Bench Four feet in fern shape, golden bronze H 52 / L 60 / P 42 cm H 19 5/8 / W 23 5/8 /D 16 1/2 inches 2015
MARC BANKOWSKY White bench Six feet in fern shape, gilt bronze H 52 / L 100 / P 40 cm H 20 1/2 / W 39 3/8 / D 15 3/4 inches 2015