Martin Michael Stiltenn
He was born on August 21, 1974 in Moravská Třebová. He never studied at any art school, he trained as a mother-of-pearl in the now defunct craft and is thus a purebred self-taught artist.
His relatively wide creative range includes painting-objects, collages, assemblages, jewelry and, last but not least, author’s writing and film. At a young age, he was influenced by surrealism, which, together with his inner relationship to bizarreness, weirdness and tatmanship, became his lifelong direction. The main principles of his work are absurd and imagination in many different forms and all possible forms, often beyond the limits of graspability. All spiced with sarcastic, pungent and often cynical humor. The source of inspiration for him are dream experiences, childhood memories or even everyday situations, which he considers himself a “mere witness” and which contain, in his words “The secret face of things and events, publicly exposed and thus hidden the best”. He completely ignores commercial styles and fashion trends, and as he says:
“Creation is above all freedom and it is always necessary to stand out from the mass stream dictating trends.” Each of us has the mysterious mysterious object of desire hidden in us, but it is up to everyone to be able to acknowledge and recognize it as their own, regardless of the opinions and attitudes of others. “