As a child growing up, did you always want to be an artist?
No. Rock star and surfer where my interests back then.
Who would you consider to be two of your biggest inspirations?
Certainly Andy Warhol influences can be seen in my work. I would also say my directors also such as Felini and Bergman. And even Quentin Tarnantino.
How would you describe the style of your art collections?
A few art critics called my style industrial pop. I’m not sure what that means. But, my work is certainly very urban, very New York and influenced by the pop movement in the 60s and 70s.
In what cities/galleries has your collections been shown?
Many galleries and shows in New York of course. And very big in Berlin, for some reason Germans really love my work. We’ve also exhibited all over Europe in Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, Moscow and many others. In the US we’ve been in most major art cities, in addition to New York my work is in Miami, Chicago, LA, I think also Dallas and few smaller cities.
Can you tell us a little bit about your latest art exhibit ‘Erotic Dreams’?
It’s going to be a really cool solo exhibition at a prominent gallery ion Time Square opening this October. They gave us a lot of space to work with, so we’re able to add more multimedia aspects, more film video, with music and sound elements now. And certainly will drawing much large crowds to this exhibitions.
We constantly hear the phrase “starving artist”. How would you describe your experiences that lead you up to this point in your career?
I never really had a staving phase. My work seemed to connect with gallery owners and collectors right way. At first I was going a lot of group style shows in New York and now we’re going larger solo exhibitions. And also the quality of galleries and of course my works are going for much higher fees. And we’re now drawing large crowds and a lot more international interest in my work.
Has social media helped to broadcast your pieces to a wider array of people, who might not be able to attend an exhibition?
Younger people and college students have a real interest in my work, certainly social media has helped.
Does being recognized by the Huffington Post and other media/news outlets solidify your choice of career?
All the recent media attention has helped get my work in higher end galleries and seen by larger crowds and the real collectors are showing more interest.
What are your social media links and website where others can see some of your pieces?
We’re all over the place, you can just Goolge me. We’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all the others. And our website is MarkoStout.com