Marián Králik, Mgr.art., Art. D.
European independent artist, born in CzechoSlovakia, 1984
Marián creates sculptures, and limited design editions using multiple media. As an assistant professor at Institute of Design at Faculty of Architecture and Design at Slovak Technical University, he works on interdisciplinary overlaps of the visual art.
Marián found expression through drawing and urban graffiti. Later, he would discover sculptures as a three-dimensional way of communicating and embodying the ideas. Through a combination of abstract concepts, knowledge of materials and technologies he experiments with ideas, materials and scale in a creative, expressive way. His work invites you to explore the perception of the material and immaterial world.
His recent work includes a memorial dedicated to Ján Kuciak, an investigative journalist and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová, who were assassinated in 2018. Recently, the First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, paid visit and respect to this memorial.
His artwork can be seen in public spaces, galleries, sacral architecture and private collections. Since 2018, he runs the open-air Absentee Gallery of monumental sculptures in the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava.
Exhibitions and installations in public spaces :
Milan / Italy; Vienna / Austria; Frankfurt am Main / Germany; Krakow / Poland; Mariupol / Latvia; Edinburgh / Scotland; Essen / Belgium; Bucharest / Romania; Bratislava / Slovakia