Marko is a 2D representational artist who works in a variety of mediums; his primary medium is oil. He creates dynamic compositions in contemporary style utilizing a vivid visual memory combined with a strong sense of design. There is an honest sense of place and time expressed in the subjects that Marko Marino portrays. He uses palette knife with a deft looseness that belies its precision.
Style: As a painter of real life (realism), I draw my visual inspirations from nature, colored through my emotion. My Impressionist style is a natural evolution that is versatile in its level of detail and its devotion to true color. I paint because I am enraptured by the elegant dance of form and light. There is an experiential sense of place in my landscape works and a real life quality to my animal and portrait works.
Process: I employ the contrast of fuzzy brushwork against edgy knife work in order to imply detail without overstating it. I use palette knife liberally to apply broad areas of paint as well as to define sharp edges. I use different tools to facilitate my painting and varying shapes and detail to direct viewer attention. Limiting the image to the crucial elements is the underlying challenge.
Philosophy: Ultimately, a powerfully perceived impression is what translates to a strong painting. I It is not what you see in the viewfinder that matters. My art is important because I seek to convey just how amazing it is for me to be human.
Marko Marino – River Canyon Sunset – 9″x12″ – Oil – $700 – Plein Air
Marko Marino – Rabbit Brush – 12″x16″ – Oil – $960 – Plein Air
Marko Marino – Looking Up to Independence – 12″x16″ – Oil – $960 – Plein Air
Marko Marino – Giants Toe – 14″x18″ – Pastel – $1250 – Studio
Marko Marino – 20 Ridge – 16″x20″ – Oil – $1500 – Studio