Marc Sparfel was born in 1972 in Brittany in the North-West of France. He spent his childhood in the countryside, in front of the sea. His first contact with art was through his father’s books on Prehistory, Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece.
After high school, he graduated in Commerce in Tours. He subsequently completed his civil service by working as a technician in a puppet theatre in Orleans. At the age of 23 he began to study Visual Communication, primarily focussing on photography, drawing, engraving, and art history.
In 1999 he moved to Barcelona, Spain, where he still lives today. Being immediately intrigued by the sheer amount of wood abandoned in the streets, he gradually began to incorporate these material into his sculptures. First, he used furniture in a long series of masks, animals and mythological beings. Now, using simple wood scraps, he is building geometrical and abstract constructions.
Currently his work is exhibited in Spain, France, Germany, and the United States.