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Marc Marot

Born: Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Exhibitions: Titanic Belfast (2018)
“We don't hold an exhibition. We hold a visual experience.”

Digital artist Marc enjoyed a successful career as a record executive before joining forces with oil painter Scarlett Raven to create their groundbreaking World War One project, The Danger Tree.

Inspiration

During his 18-year stint as the president of Island Records, Marc worked with many of the UK’s most successful recording artists, including Pulp, The Cranberries and U2.

In 2014, Scarlett approached him to be her manager. Inspired by the potential of technology, he suggested using the augmented reality programme Blippar and the pair formed the creative banner Maven Art.

Naming themselves ‘The Augmentists’, the duo combine their skillsets to create art which reveals the poignant story of the Great War through poems, animation and music.

Marc says: “Our work is highly emotionally-charged, and its power lies in allowing our audience to immerse themselves in very powerful feelings. It takes them out of the here and now. We don’t hold an exhibition, we hold a visual experience.”

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Inside the world of Marc Marot

In 1916, the Irish soldier Tom Kettle penned a farewell poem to his three-year-old daughter. ‘You’ll ask why I abandoned you…my darling rosebud,’ he wrote from the trenches at the Battle of the Somme. Five days later, with the ink barely dry on his paper, he fell in one of the bloodiest battles of World War One. His story, and those of other brave soldiers, are captured in The Danger Tree

As the brainchild of painter Scarlett Raven and digital artist Marc, this groundbreaking collection is a poignant exploration of the hidden tales of the Great War. Fusing traditional oil painting and augmented reality technology, The Danger Tree takes viewers on a visual journey through history. 

Marc says:  “It may seem odd, but we want our art to upset people to make them think.The application of augmented reality facilitates the introduction of powerful multimedia. We add poetry, stories, letters, diary entries, music and photography to the beautiful stop motion animations created by Scarlett."  

Latest events

The Danger Tree | Exhibition

We're delighted to invite you on a journey exploring The Danger Tree since it first launched in Greenwich in July 2016. After travelling nationwide over the last three years, this exhibition of animated artwork has captured the hearts of collectors. 

Exhibiting some stunning limited edition and original oil paintings, our Newcastle gallery will be home to The Danger Tree from 23rd March to the 21st April.

The Danger Tree | Exhibition

Since 2016, the augmented reality series The Danger Tree has captured audiences around the world. Exploring the true story of World War One through paint, animation and poetry, Scarlett Raven and Marc Marot have broken new ground for the medium of art. 

We are proud to invite you to a further exhibition of The Danger Tree at our Chester gallery. 

The Danger Tree Finale | Artist Appearance

Since 2016, the augmented reality series The Danger Tree has captured audiences around the world. Exploring the true story of World War One through paint, animation and poetry, Scarlett Raven and Marc Marot have broken new ground for the medium of art. 

As we celebrate the centenary of the end of the war, we are proud to invite you to the finale of The Danger Tree. To join us for this momentous occasion, RSVP at your chosen location below. 

From the blog

Art in the digital age

Augmented reality artists Scarlett Raven and Marc Marot feature in a fascinating report released today, exploring the role technology will play in the future of art.

Saying goodbye to The Danger Tree

As the groundbreaking augmented reality project draws to an end with its last-ever artwork this Armistice Day, we look back at the legacy of Scarlett Raven’s WW1 art series.

Magazines and brochures

Fine Art Collector | Spring 2017

In this season's issue, you can read an exclusive interview with one of Vogue's most influential interior designers, Anouska Lancaster, pay a visit to Alex Echo in his studio and explore magical Icelandic landscapes with Richard Rowan.

Fine Art Collector | Autumn 2016

This season's issue includes a unique insight into our artists' and their studios, an exclusive interview with Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute® and - of course - a first look at all our autumn 2016 releases.

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