Bio



Graduated in Visual Arts, Marcelo Maraska is a Brazilian "Song-Storyteller" (what???)> He puts together his audio-visual art, stories and songs, which sometimes mix animated scenes from his comic books, turning all of those experiences and production into musical performances and Installations. On this site, you'll find some artwork from his professional field as an illustrator. You just have to "click" on the buttons and check it out. It is like a portfolio... But, in case you want to know more about his audiovisual work & performances, go to "Home" and click on "Maraska" button to find more info.



But here is a summary: 


Maraska Project is kind of a "troupe". It is basically a group of performers (musicians, artists, actors) wearing Marcelo Maraska's comic characters costumes and masks on the presentations. His work has references from Circus, “Commedia Dell’Arte” and related subjects. We had called it with different names in the past. But troupe is satisfactory for now. (check it ou his song HEREIt is an innovative and interactive production, including the audience through musical, visual and reading experiences.


Maraska Project won twice the "Cultural Action Program of São Paulo" – ProAC - a governamental sponsorship for cultural projects. And his both sponsored comic books ("Contos e Cantos do Maraska: Pscircodelia" and "Arlequins, Pierrôs e Colombinas", launched in 2010 and 2016, respectively) have been published by Devir Editora, an important and supportive book-house that has had published most of the Brazilians authors of comic book and international authors as well. – His embryonic ideas regarding Audiovisual stuff began to take shape when he won a world competition for college students, and for this, Marcelo represented Brazil in Japan, performing with his authorial songs and illustrations - Tokyo, 1989.


And Marcelo ideas have been spreading overseas a little. He presented his Audiovisual performances and installations in exhibitions sponsored by Hope Center of Performing and Arts, where he had worked as an art-educator and teaching comics and illustration as well – Jersey City, USA, 2000-2002. Couple years later, Marcelo became Marcelo Maraska. And from then up to the very present moment, he has never stopped doing his authorial production and working as an Art Educator as well. 


"That's all folks"... We will keep walking. We will keep drawing. We will keep singing. And playing, dancing and telling you stories on the stages and on the streets across the world. So, let's have fun! But with the eyes wide opened.

www.maraska.com.br