Saturday, March 8, 2014

Introducing Marko Stout, Multimedia Artist

Based in New York City, Marko Stout is a multimedia artist whose work addresses themes related to technology and urban society. He also has a medical degree. His work has been exhibited internationally, and you can get a good idea of his scope from checking out his website.

I have to say that Stout's website has a pretty clever video on the home page--as you watch the short movie, you get a "picture within a picture" effect as you watch someone scrolling through images of Stout's artwork on an iPad. This situated me within the modern/high-tech themes of his work right away and also made me realize that the artist has a lightness and sense of humor about his work. You can check it out for yourself below:

As I scrolled through Stout's site, I noticed that he used this multimedia "flipbook" style concept elsewhere on the site to showcase his work. Personally I think this is one of the best uses of YouTube videos I've seen: it's a straightforward way to showcase multimedia artwork, and the viewer avoids the hassle of clicking through a bunch of links or loading high-resolution images or other software/viewers. And if you want to see larger images of the work, you can just view the YouTube video in the full-screen setting.

It's not surprise that the site shows facility with video as Stout enjoys making short experimental films which challenging traditional notions of narrative structure. He does a lot of painting, too, using different formats to showcase his work (sometimes on canvas, sometimes on brick walls...!).

For more on Marko Stout, check out some of the articles about his work which appear on the press page on his site.

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