words Alexa Wang
Anyone involved in the New York City art scene knows or should get to know the vibrant works of the multi-faceted visual artist Marko Stout. The artist’s fans include celebrities like the Kardashians, RuPaul, Charlie Sheen and MTV’s Snooki.
Stout’s vibrant, sensual art is now turning heads every time it’s featured at a show or a gallery. He was featured in Forbes Magazine and Social Lifestyle Magazine said of the artist’s work, “Marko Stout’s genre-defying art attracts a wide audience, with Slam Magazine calling him the “hottest artist in NYC”.
Before his career as an artist, Marko Stout lived on a houseboat in the San Francisco Bay. During this time, a friend who owned an art gallery inspired Stout to seek out a career as an artist. Though he had the talent, he had never attempted to make anything of it until then. As he developed his skill, Marko was fortunate to sell his first pieces in his friend’s gallery which helped him to launch into a successful career as an artist.
Today Stout resides and is well known in social circles in New York City and says that a lot of his work is inspired by the city around him. Pulling from the vibrant art scenes in Chelsea and downtown New York, his work is filled with the raw, glamorous vibe of the city.
As a multimedia artist, Stout works in many different mediums like paint, sculpture, photography and film. It does not take an art expert to easily recognize that successfully taking on many forms of art takes some major talent and a unique eye. One of his series, “Erotic Allure” features a combination of looping portraits blending concrete and skin to create an energetic and beautiful combination.
His own website gives the perfect, decadent description of his work, “Marko Stout’s work is an immortalization of pop glamour; a snapshot of those rare epiphanous vibrant moments when our realities can bleed color and juxtaposition.” If you’ve seen any of his art, it’s easy to recognize thanks to its distinct style.
In his career as an artist, Marko Stout has amassed a large following including plenty of celebrities who have nothing but positive praise for his unique works of art. One quote by beloved actress Debra Messing said “Seriously, I’m a Big Fan…. Marko Stout’s Incredible!” His celebrity fans also include big names like David Hasselhoff, Tori Spelling, Caitlyn Jenner and Charlie Sheen, just to name a few of the many. And it’s not just the celebrities that are going after Marco’s work, his fanbase is widespread and continually growing.
Though he has been on the art scene for some time, Marko Stout continues to rise in popularity across the globe. While he has his list of celebrity fans, Marco has become a celebrity himself and has built up quite the following which you well see all across social media. His work can be found in solo galleries in Chicago, New York, Miami and also internationally in Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, Madrid and Hong Kong. This isn’t the first, or last time, you’ll see the name Marko Stout and once you’ve his art you’ll definitely be wanting more.