In his early work Marc Bijl reacted to global themes and to popular fascination with symbols of political power, globalization of the economy and nationalism. This resulted in interventions that underscored or undermined world views. Whether addressing politics, religion, globalization and its backlash, or the art scene. Bijl endeavours to expose superficialities and myths via his work. To do this he employs visual elements borrowed from punk and Gothic subcultures and from anarchism.