Marko Stout

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
ArtExpo NYC Exhibition 2015
Art Works (Chelsea Girls Series)
Marko Stout and model Nicola Pelusa checking out Marko's "Mahattan Project No 09" video installation
"Manhattan Project No 09" a video installation by NYC artist Marko Stout
"Art is a Lie" and "Innocence Out of Style". Berlin Exhibition 2014
Artist's Statement

Based in Manhattan, the popular mixed media and installation artist Marko Stout is best known for his fierce depiction of the contemporary female in a wildly debauched New York City where the woman reveal a strong sensuality in contrast with the roughness of their industrial urban backgrounds. Marko plunges the viewer deeply into a hauntingly seductive and an often confrontational relationship with the subject, creating an edgy examination of creative powers of the individual to strive beyond social, cultural, and moral contexts. In his series "Chelsea Girls" Marko Stout offers a window into the essence of city life with its urban patterns and rhythms, while blending in a burst of female vigor. As we are plunged into this obscure scene, we become lost in the electric colors and dynamic brushstrokes, which ignite against the women's organic sensuality. The resulting impact is a stunning contemporary spectacle!


Born 1962 in a turbulent South Africa, Marko Stout's journey was not the path of a conventional artist. As a young child the Stout family relocated to America, eventually settling in a small summertime resort town along the New Jersey seashore. Upon completing his primary education and influences by the writings of Kerouac, Marko took a year traveling throughout the United States and Europe. Ultimately, returning to the States for his university education, earning degrees in biology and medicine. His early vocation was that of a practicing orthopedic specialist and medical illustrator in New York City, this career was to be short lived, as karma was pushing him toward more creative pursuits. Marko moved to California and developed a passion for painting and the arts while living on San Francisco Bay aboard a houseboat in the bohemian community of Sausalito. In 2005, Marko returned to New York City where he currently lives and creates.