Sculptor, artist and modeler

This CV is not to present power and bravery of an American action hero suffering from a lack of self- preservation, neither is this a story of wit and glibness of a good old Czech character – soldier Svejk. Simply; you will not find any kind of supernatural characteristics of Superman within this short prologue…. Yet, it features unlimited abilities on one hand and earthly humbleness on the other. About me is About keeping that rope-dancing balance between a brilliant master piece and seeking of a talented apprentice. His life is filled with a crude mass of lifeless materials being moulded by a fragile philosophy of a mute fool – omnipresent scrutiny but also unstable yet elegant balance. And who (or what) are we talking about here? Ladies and Gentlemen let me present to you the Life and Work of a young, skilled craftsman with a great potential – Martin Chmelar.

Martin took his first shaky steps into the unknown on 1st April 1985, when he became a new honorary member of Life benefiters. This April arrival itself was an initial joke that was a precedent to all his movements that should follow. From a clumsy strider, who now and then hits his head against a warning sign STOP, with time, to become a wide-awake hunter of opportunities, who loves challenges and surpassing his own abilities. His domain is entertainment, for which he uses sculpting tools and other various implements and apparatus. He speaks through clay, which he dresses in his conceptions, only to end up standing naked in front of his audience. We could call him a harlequin without mask, who is not showing off his garments, but presenting to us the depth, from which seeps his own rich imagination.

Imagination is highly thought of here in Czechia and Moravia. Martin Chmelar has already earned several awards for his realisations in different materials. Martin’s early work was created during primitive conditions, supported mainly by his own rock hard endurance. And it is rock and metal which withstand the curse of time. A bronze or a sandstone sculpture reserves its long lasting existence to please and inspire its audiences for centuries.

Miloš Šolc


  • SUPŠ a VOŠ Turnov

    2007 - 2009 | Artistic processing of metals - artistic casting

  • ZČU v Plzni

    2005 - 2006 | Fakulta umění a designu

  • SPŠKS Hořice

    2001 - 2005 | Sculpturing


  • Design Tcheque

    05/2018 | Embassy of the Czech Republic, Paris | Exhibition of sculptures

  • Acheron Czech Funeral Design

    09/2017 | Collective Exhibition, Czech Center Paris | Uranium exhibition

  • Acheron

    07/2017 | Collective exhibition, Kvalitar Gallery, Prague | Uranium exhibition

  • Urban Market

    12/2014 | Tržnica, Bratislava | Exhibition of original jewelry

  • Design Meetings

    08/2014 | Veletrh Tábor | Výstava originálních šperků

  • Design a Mezinárodní filmový festival

    07/2014 | Trade fair exhibition, Karlovy Vary | Exhibition of original jewelry

  • Jiným okem

    09/2013 | Exhibition, Skalička Chateau, Zábřeh | Exhibition of sculptures and urns

  • Hlava a portrét

    07/2013 | Collective exhibition, SALVA QUARDA gallery in Litoměřice | Association of Sculptors of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia

  • SALON 2013

    07/2013 | Collective exhibition, SALVA QUARDA gallery in Litoměřice | Association of Sculptors of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia

  • Holešovice Fashion market

    04/2013 | Veletržní výstava, Pražská tržnice Praha | Výstava originálních šperků

  • Jinýma očima

    03/2013 | Exhibition, Television Club in Rohlík, Kavčí hory | Exhibition of sculptures and urns

  • Kovářské fórum

    08/2008 | Helfštýn Castle, Týn nad Bečvou | Exhibition of sculptures