Marcus Centmayer was born in 1961. The trained stonemason studied art and sculpture at the Art Academy in Karlsruhe from 1986 to 1991. As a master student of Prof. Hiromi Akiyama, he subsequently developed his work of color field painting.
Centmayer attracted a great deal of attention through sculptures in public spaces (including a memorial to the civilian victims of the bombing raids on Worms). He likes to use corrugated cardboard boxes as a medium. Labyrinths, chaos, order, structure, color and line are the recurring content and at the same time pictorial means. The works are based on experimentation and finding, not calculation. The intuitively controlled design process of his sculptures can also be found in his paintings.
Some of his works are part of private and public collections. In addition to numerous exhibitions, many works were shown in 2022/23 as part of the Flux4Art art in Rheinland-Pfalz.