Meet Marko Stout: New York Artist to Follow

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The critically acclaimed New York artist Marko Stout is considered by many to be one of the most relevant multimedia artists working today. The Huffington Post called Stout, “the quintessential New York artist” and Social Magazine referred to the artist’s style as a “reinvention of pop art”.

The extensive social media buzz and cult like attention among fans of the artist, along with the artist’s rising sales and crowded gallery attendance has many in the media and art-world comparing Stout and his works favorably to the artistic giant’s Warhol and Koons, with his sculptures, prints, films and installations now exhibited in numerous galleries, international art shows and collections.

Marko Stout is now accepted as a mainstream artist and part of the art and fashion elite, however this was not always the case. Stout began his early art career in the late 90’s as an “outsider” in San Francisco and later SoHo and downtown New York City.

Marko Stout’s initial path was not of many conventional artists. His life began in a small New Jersey beach town- a world away from the glitz and glamour of New York City. Stout’s early years where consumed with athletics, surfing and a passion for rock music. Upon completing high school and his first year of college, this restless young rebel decided it was “time to see the world” and travel throughout America and Europe, picking up odd jobs as he went along.

Eventually, the financially poor but memory rich Marko Stout returned home to continue his college studies earning degrees in biology and medicine from Princeton and Columbia Universities. Several more years were consumed with orthopedic training at a New York veteran’s hospital. However, this scientific conformist path became a tiresome one to for Marko to tread, his creative desires were incessantly knocking on him from the inside wanting to get out. So, the newly degreed doctor followed his instinct and split for California.

timesmarko_stout02While living in the bohemian community of Sausalito, aboard a houseboat on San Francisco Bay, Marko Stout became acquainted with many local artists, writers and gallery owners.

They would discuss art, literature, music and philosophy over dinner, Simona Valley wines and good Mexican weed into the late night, and most often early morning hours. However, Marko Stout was the metaphorical moth drawn to New York’s immortal flame. So, with the beginning of the new millennium in 2000 Marko Stout and his Chihuahua “Quesadilla” packed their West Coast bags and return to New York, where he immersed himself in the downtown art scene and never looked back.

_x7a0289jpegIn the spring of 2016 Stout received massive media coverage after a record breaking sale of his large female sculptures to a Berlin nightclub owner at the popular New York Art Expo show hosted by the Redwood Media Group, LLC. The artist was also featured in Food and Beverage magazine and Beat Magazine after the sale of his latest print series to the SoHo Grill in downtown NYC. This trendy eatery also displays a large collection of pop art by other famous New York artists such as Warhol, Haring and Lichtenstein.

The recent years as acceptance of the artist by the traditional art world, galleries and dealers, along with a growing traditional and social media buzz which continues to gain the attention of numerous collectors with his works selling for rapidly increasing amounts.

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