Field Key: Social Realism and the Works of Martin Kačmarek

Source Juxtapoz Magazine – Juxtapoz Magazine – Home 

Martin Kačmarek brings to mind so many of the greatest social realist and realist painters of the last hundred years or more. I think of Diego Rivera, Andrew Wyeth, Jacob Lawrence, Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, José Clemente Orozco, even Dorothea Lange. Not in style, but in essence and subjectivity. On the surface, you could look at the van Gogh’s The Potato Eaters, as well, but Kačmarek is working through a different prism, a different scope. He takes all that we know about socialism, labor, 21st century advances in technology and the replacement of workers, and creates a stunning series of works in Field Key, on view in Tuesday to Friday in Valencia. 

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