MAREK KOTARBA (born on December 25, 1952 in Warsaw) – ceramic artist, sculptor, painter, drawer and graphic artist. He lives and works in Warsaw. He studied sculpture in the studio of prof. Ludwika Nitschowa. A graduate of the European Academy of Arts in Warsaw. Diploma in the studio of prof. Antoni Fałat and prof. Barbara Szubińska. He studied drawing under the direction of Franciszek Starowieyski and Wiktor Zin.
He creates in clay with chamotte, stoneware and more recently in porcelain, where he uses white and texture for monochrome performances. He also practices painting and graphics. The creator of the so-called hybrid art consisting in combining painting with a bas-relief, in his case objects using white porcelain – presented under the original name “KOTARBANY”.
Marek Kotarba is presented among the figures of a narrow group of artists associated with the Polish porcelain factories “Ćmielów” and “Chodzież” S.A. Within these walls, works of recognition and prizes at many exhibitions were created, as well as utilitarian designs inspired by artistic spirit.
A member of ZPAP and the International Association of Ceramic Artists “KERAMOS”.
Repeated participant and organizer of open days related to the national “Museum Night”.
The artist’s works are in the collections of collectors from Poland, France, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Canada, the USA, Israel, the National Museum in Warsaw, the Nieborów branch, the Ceramics Museum in Bolesławiec and the International Ceramics Museum in Faenza (Italy).