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Martin Mařík, born in 1961 in Prague, graduated from the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, he worked as a journalist in both daily (MF Dnes, Hospodářské noviny) and weekly (Ekonom, Dotyk) publications. His focus was initially on agricultural politics, later on various broadly political topics and affairs. He also conducted long-form interviews with notable figures of political, as well as cultural life, e.g. Jiří Bělohlávek, Pavel Černoch, Dan Bárta, Jiří Suchý, Jiří Fajt, Pavel Kosatík.

He forayed into painting in brief periods in the 1980s and by the end of the 1990s, but has only been concentrating on it fully and continuously over the past four years. His techniques are based in oil painting, further combined with acrylic paint, pastel, epoxy resins, and other materials, such as sand, pebbles, etc.

He also writes fiction; shorter texts have been published in literary magazines Tvar and Pandora. Revolver Revue has printed an excerpt from his novel Olympos Mons: A Private Genocide. The book was published in 2023 by Dauphin (

Martin Mařík lives in Prague, married with two sons.

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