Martin Kačmarek (*1996, Spišská Nová Ves) is in his baccalaureate year in the STARTUP Studio in the Faculty of Visual Arts at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica. He devotes himself primarily to airbrush painting, which he combines with acrylic or oil. Shapes, colours and textures fascinate him, and he also in large measure takes account of the principle of randomness. In a series of recent paintings he has turned aside from the digital medium and computer games as inspirations and gradually moved on to his natural fascination with the world of agriculture and DIY culture. Kačmarek’s monumental paintings are distinguished by an unconstrained painterly signature-style, which suppresses the ordinary aesthetic norms. Formless bodies and absurd portraits of fictive farmers result from his flat shapes and simple shading, mixed with humour, satire, irony, and a surrealist construction of the pictorial narrative.
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