Sexy, stylish and chic! The critically acclaimed New York artist Marko Stout is considered by many to be one of the hottest and most relevant of New York multimedia artists working today. In a recent article the Huffington Post asked the “Is Marko Stout the next Warhol”. The New York Times referred to Marko Stout as a “rockstar of the art world”, and anyone who ever attended an open night of one of the artist’s exhibitions knows why.
A warm summer night at the Rivington Street Gallery in the chic downtown SoHo area of New York City brought a large crowd of art lovers, collectors and a line of young fans out to meet the local celebrity cult artist Marko Stout and see some of his latest works from his “Erotic Dreams” collection. This was offered as a limited preview for the artist upcoming solo show this fall at the Art Gallery in Times Square.
Upon entering Stout’s exhibition one was greeted by a deviant seven foot leather clad female sculpture topped by a malevolent white rabbit head. Alongside the piece 3 large LED sets ran erotic videos including a 20 minute close-up of a young women working herself to an intense sexual orgasm. Next the gallery guests were exposed to Stout’s vibrant fiery aluminum prints full of attitude and bombarded with the artist’s profound quotes- such as, “free your mind, “victim of the rules” and others. Intermingled among the gallery crowd where many of the young New York models from Marko Stout’s works- some of who were seen wearing black rabbit masks themselves. Throughout the three hour show Marko Stout was overwhelmingly inundated by a crowd of downtown millennials, collectors, dealers and art enthusiasts.
One of this year’s hottest Miami shows was Art Nation Gallery’s solo exhibition of famed New York artist Marko Stout, in downtown Wynwood. Gallery owner, Jason Samuels was exceptionally excited stating, “In my 30 years in the art industry I’ve never seen anything like it. Marko Stout message really connects with the younger generation and everyone loves it. Most of his work was sold before we even opened the doors.”
The artist is especially popular with the millennial generation throughout the New York City art community and is now starting to build a large passionate following outside of New York. Marko Stout is quickly becoming one of this generation’s most relevant artists and definitely one to keep your eye on. Many in the media including the Huffington Post and Social Magazine have been calling Marko Stout, “the next Andy Warhol”. When asked about the comparison in a recent Ralph Lauren interview, Stout replied,” I’m cool with it. There’s certainly a lot of pop influence in my work- but, I really have my own style and do my own thing. I don’t want to be limited by anything that was done in the past.”
Marko Stout is best known for his gritty style of industrial pop and as the producer of the Edible Apple Film Festival. The international film fest focuses on avant guard and experimental films, exhibited over five days at various venues throughout downtown New York City. Stout is now turning his attention to producing a newer festival called LIPS, which will added performance art to the film festival and is more geared to the younger generation. The first LIPS film festival is scheduled for early October 2017.