Martin Praska was born in Germany in 1963. From 1985 to 1990 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In 1987 he got a scholarship of the Invest Kredit AG and in 1998 a scholarship to study in London. Since 1995 he has been member of the art club MAERZ. In 1999 he founded the art club “Die halbe Wahrheit”. In 2005 he became co-founder of the group United Painters. He arranged a lot of single and group shows at home and abroad. The artist lives and works in Vienna. Martin Praska often refers to motifs of art history. In his paintings he works in different styles, naturalistic and also abstract. He frequently revives various art movements. Hidden jokes are quite common in Praska´s art.