Specialized in graffiti art, New York-born artist Skott Marsi has introduced his first powerful work in the early teenage years. «Tag» was the artist’s own rendering of Art Clokey’s famous humanoid clay personage Gumby.
Inspirations from Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Banksy have soon evolved into what Marsi called “CONTROLLED CHAOS”.
Skott’s talent has been recognized by Wynwood Art & Design District of Miami in 2011, where his work became one of the top trending. More exposure has been gained, when Skott was asked to paint live at Art Basel Miami, and made a huge impression. This performance led to his participation in a group exhibition at the Art Place Gallery.
In 2014 solo show at the Catalina Hotel, Miami and the newly opened Gale Hotel garnered Skott notoriety. Gallery owner Danilo Gonzalez commissioned Skott for The Wynwood Café. Later Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design introduced him to a number of projects including La Familia Grocery Store and a mural for Philip Levine, the Mayor of Miami. The Miami Heat also invited him to create some visual sizzle for their pre-season VIP party. At the same time, a network of high profile collectors were eager to own a canvas – Jeremy Shockey, a New York Giants Super Bowl Champion and singer/songwriter Christina Aguilera were amongst the many to collect his work.
Art Basel Miami 2013, Stephane Valici and Yelena Swain from the gallery Street Art Dubai attended in search of the next wave of talent. They visited Marsi’s Wynwood studio and left with two canvasses; inviting him to showcase in Dubai, October 2014. Shortly afterward, the Office of H. H. The Crown Prince of Dubai (UAE) invited 100 of the world’s best street artists, including Marsi, to paint the largest graffiti scroll ever, now in the Guinness Book of World Records.
In a short period of time, Skott’s reputation has expanded nationally from New York to Los Angeles and internationally from Dubai to Australia.
Skott has a heart tattooed on his hand and he’ll tell you “It’s a reminder why I am doing this. It’s dedication. It’s an uncontrollable feeling I attain when I paint. I give my he(ART) to this craft in hopes of leaving a legacy that paints a bigger picture than I could ever achieve”.