Mark Garro

"If I could spend the day with any artist (dead or alive) it would be ... Jimi Hendrix or or Hieronomus Bosch. Because both guys were farrrrr out."

After 15 years as a successful Illustrator and cover artist for over 100 paperbacks in the fantasy genre, Garro has exploded onto the fine art scene, exhibiting his paintings nationally and internationally....

A miniaturist who likes to work big, Garro struggles with this clash of sensibilities all the time in order to be as prolific as possible. The work often features classically beautiful figures as cosmological cogs working within the complex mechanisms of the universe. Dynamic motion of familiar shapes morphing and implying other familiar shapes, creating, destroying and re-creating once again in 2 dimensions but implying 4.

A New York-based, free-lance artist, Mark Garro has assembled a diverse portfolio. After obtaining a BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University on a full scholarship, Garro worked in a New York City gallery....

Garro incorporates a deep sense of light, color and realism assuming a unique style that sometimes dwells on the dark side. His heavy emphasis on realistic trompe l’oeil techniques puts Mark’s work over the top in terms of space, depth and illusion. His commercial art experience includes cover illustrations for more than 100 popular books and designs for many prestigious clients in the fields of consumer product sales and publishing. In the mid-90's, he completed book cover illustrations for author R.L. Stine's "Ghosts of Fear Street" series.

Garro now focuses on fine art projects ranging from a large-scale triptych featuring the imagery of Heaven, Purgatory and Hell, to a museum diorama influenced series of the Four Seasons. In his diminishing spare time, Garro also enjoys painting replicas of Maxfield Parrish original landscapes in miniature and trompe l’oile painting on eggs. A musician.... (
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Jake Kobra Kobrin


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