Born in 1967 in the Pijp, Amsterdam.
Marcus was educated in Mechanics, where mathematics with an average of six- contrasted sharply with handicrafts and drawing with Ten+ like.
After his training, he ended up at a printing factory through a number of jobs, including a paint factory, and followed his first real graphic training courses there. Graphic craftsman, offset techniques and graphic technician. Later Marcus switched to a small printing house in Amsterdam where he successfully completed the Graphic Management course in 2001.
Drawing and creative expression has always been with Marcus, the urge to create something and to be busy with something. The drawing pencil was exchanged in 2008 for a brush and spray cans and the paper for a canvas. It had to be bigger and a little more rough. The “imperfect” or rough in paintings always had a preference for Marcus.
Not the result but the “making” of a work of art is the goal. Inspired by everyday things and people, but sometimes also by old masters, he starts with a busy background, after which he places a recognizable image on it. Sometimes there is little left to see from that background, but the artwork grows during painting. His style is not easy to put in one style, free painting is what Marcus is all about. Being free to do and to make what he feels like at that moment. A real Freepainter.