Marián is a painter, graphic artist, illustrator, and creator of fine arts and art objects. He lives and works in Poprad, Slovakia. Born right under the highest mountain range in Slovakia, the High Tatras, Marian‘s work is influenced by his real-world upbringing in a beautiful country, its folklore, and culture, as well as spiritual and mystical elements that were hidden in the world around him.
His ideas and inspirations usually come from the deep genesis of humanity, traditions as well as nature. Traditions not only from the Slovak culture but also from the entire cultural history of mankind.
Aesthetics and human values all play an important role in all of his creations. Marian has also been very inspired by the sky and cosmos, which he always perceived as something magical and yet influential in so many ways that are impossible to fully understand or grasp. That's why in a lot of his artwork you can find elements of the universe, cosmic connection, and its alignment to humans.
Marian started his work in the field of applied and fine art in Poprad, later as a member of the implementation team at the Slovak National Theater in Bratislava. Here he became engaged in producing a lot of theater sets and scenography, which led to work with several other theater companies. Later he became engaged in the creation of objects made of metal and wood for interiors and exteriors, stained glass, and other transdisciplinary activities.
He prepared interior realizations in the Slovak Olympic houses and during the candidacy of Slovakia for the Winter Olympics and many other projects in Slovakia and abroad. He is the author of six stained glass windows in the Gothic Church of St. George in Poprad. Marián Čižmárik also works creatively in the field of poetry, theater, music, and performance, which blends with artistic creation. He also illustrated bundled collections of poems by Slovak poet V. Vaľek Široká (1997), Tunnel (2002), Fast Eye Movement (2008). Author exhibitions (selection): Poprad 1991, 2007, 2008, 2010, Spišská Nová Ves 2013, Liptovský Mikuláš 2014.
Exhibitions and realizations abroad:
- Sydney 1991, Nagano 1998,
- Seoul 1999,
- Salt Lake City 2002,
- Monaco 2005,
- Zakopane 2008,
- Bordeaux 2008,
- Barsac 2009 and others.
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