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Political activism has always been at the forefront of Marius’ artistic motivation. They use art as a funnel for thought and reflection to question and comment on the contemporary context. And what better material than metal to inspire change? It is a highly transformative material, capable of twisting, growing, flowing but just as well to be cold, scary and menacing.
The craft itself bears means of change, with contemporary problematics such as upcycling, de-industrializing and seizing the means of production, it has the opportunity not only to make but to be the spearhead of small scale sustainable high-end products. Blacksmithing was at the origin of the first industrial revolution, so why not another.