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 Sun Bench Patinated bronze legs, hand embroidered seating area H 52 x W 120 x D 44 cm H 20.47 x W 47.24 x D 17.32 inches France, 2022
MARC BANKOWSKY Benche made with black bronze legs and handmade embroidery seating area by Miguel Cisterna H 52 x W 170 x D 45 cm H 20.47 x W 66.93 x D 17.72 inches France, 2022
MARC BANKOWSKY Pavlova bench Patinated bronze and hand-embroidered fabric by Miguel Cisterna H 18,5 x W 47,2 x D 16,5 inches H 47 x W 120 x D 42 cm France, 2020
MARC BANKOWSKY Chandelier Gold leaf gilded bronze France, 2018 H 160 / D 150 cm H 63 / D 59 inches
MARC BANKOSWKY Console Patinated bronze, travertine H 70 x W 120 x D 35 cm H 27,5 x W 47,2 x D 13,8 inches France, 2018 Signed
MARC BANKOWSKY Pair of Medusa 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 andirons Patinated bronze H 59 x P 59 cm France, 2018
MARC BANKOWSKY Foliage lantern Gilded bronze H 140 / D 63 cm H 55,1 / D 24,8 inches France, 2017
MARC BANKOWSKY Side table Patinated bronze H 43 / L 50 / P 50 cm H 16 7/8 / L 19 5/8 / P 19 5/8 inches Signed and dated France, 2015
MARC BANKOWSKY Bench Six gilded bronze fern shaped legs, red seat H 52 / L 100 / P 40 cm H 20 1/2 / W 39 3/8 / D 15 3/4 inches France, 2015
MARC BANKOWSKY Bench Four "fern" shaped gilded bronze legs, velvet mohair H 52 / L 60 / P 42 cm H 19 5/8 / W 23 5/8 /D 16 1/2 inches France, 2015
MARC BANKOWSKY Fern bench Six bronze fern shaped feet, white embroidered seat H 52 / L 100 / P 40 cm H 20 1/2 / W 39 3/8 / D 15 3/4 inches France, 2015