The popular New York artist Marko Stout has risen from local cult celebrity to fame in the art world after a few high profile sales and shows this year. Many in the art community and media are now comparing Marko Stout and his work to the other famous pop artist, Andy Warhol. In fact The Huffington Post recently featured an article entitled, “The Next Warhol. An Interview with Marko Stout” where they compare the artist’s style and versatility to that of pop icon Andy Warhol.
Stout’s industrial pop works have an infusion of gritty, dark-urban and somewhat sexual feel that has endeared him to the younger millennial age audience- as it sort of speaks to them and their youthful struggles, drive, and fantasies.
Stout’s latest exhibition last summer 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 Nation 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.
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.
Find out more about Marko at www.markostout.com