Martin Kacmarek Slovakian, b. 1996


Mixing airbrush acrylic and oil sections, Martin Kacmarek has found a way to portray people that rarely consider their visual appearance, conveying more of their it-is-what-it-is attitude rather than their actual complexion or features. Placed far from the shiny lights of modern day urban life, these characters are accompanied by either their pets or their trusty tools and weapons and going about their daily routines. Whether caught mid-work or while having a break, they feel done and tired but are still standing strong and proud, evoking the "It ain't much, but it's honest work" vibe. In that light, even a romantic date becomes a setback of sorts, conditioning the awkwardness and unfitness seeping into the posture and the garb picked for the occasion. And speaking of light, the scenery is almost exclusively murky outdoors, with the sun being out of the picture, covered with thick clouds or barren trees. In the end, the only moment the sun is on the horizon, it's blasting it's cosmic heat on the naked skin of these rural dons.


Text by Sasha Bogojev

Morning Snack, 2022
Art Fairs

Selected Solo Exhibitions



Stalksfortheirimportance, Tuesday to Friday, València, Spain 



VerdantMeadows, Up Salónik, Bardejov, Slovakia



RunningTroughTheVillage, Hory Doly, Liptovský Mikuláš 



Pohlady 01, Kaštiel Smižany, Smižany, Slovakia 


Group Exhibitions



UNIVERSES 5, The Hole NYC, New York 

NBB III, NBB GALLERY, Berlin, Germany 

Wolves in Sheep'sClothing, Tuesday to Friday, València, Spain 



Hyper - Contemporary, HasbrookGalleries, Milkwaukee, USA 

NBB Paperworksvol. II, NBB Galery, Berlin, Germany 

WhereSoilMeets Body, DOT. Contemporary Art Gallery,  Bratislava, Slovakia  

Anthropos, SchemnitzGallery Banská, Štiavnica, Slovakia



Etcetera 11,Galerie U BetlémskéKaple, Praha, CezchRepublicTehláren Festival, Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia 

Neskákat pod VLAK!, Železnicná Stanica Nitra, Nitra, Slovakia 

Showhouse Art Call Nr.2, JayJay  Showhouse, Amberes, Belgium 



Fenomén Tvorby - Šlamastika, Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia 

Pod Zemou, Ateliér Startup, Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia 

NeigbourhoodBoogieWoogie Festival, Prague, CezchRepublicTehláren Festival, Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia 



Tehláren Festival, Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia