Markus Sebastiano is a Boston, MA based mixed media artist. He primarily creates exclusive large-scale artwork, murals & installations for upscale restaurants, hotels, brands, and commercial spaces. Markus' unique style of layering vintage paper, digital art transparencies, spray paint, acrylic, and resin has helped make his work very recognizable especially in Massachusetts. People often comment "I've never seen art like this before, can you tell me about the process". He draws inspiration from textures of the past to combine them with contemporary photographic elements.
Whether it's a female portrait or a decaying city street, the same process is applied. He toggles between the digital painting world and the physical, often switching back and forth in order to chase his vision of a completed work of art. He refers to his style as "Vintage Future"
Over the past decade Markus has continued to gain loyal followers and collectors internationally. He has created custom artwork for global brands and celebrities such as Lululemon, Coca-Cola, SAP, Absolut Vodka, Jameson Whiskey, Lil Jon, HGTV, BRAVO, W Hotel, Yotel, Cambria Hotel, AC Hotel, Sagamore Hotel and more. His personal work has exhibited throughout the US and has made appearances at international fairs including LA Art Show and Art Basel, Miami.
In January 2021 he began his journey creating NFT's. The digital art /crypto based marketplace felt like a home away from home in which he had been in search of the past 20 years. He has had some notable success in the space and plans to continue to experiment with the digital artform.
In 2021 Markus launched Blochaus Art Gallery in its new retail location of Newburyport, MA. As an artist owned gallery he continues to promote, and showcase established contemporary artists alongside emerging up-and-comers. Our inspiring new space promotes and hosts art openings, curated experiences, live music, special events, movie productions, and photoshoots. Our goal is, as ever, to bring people together in the name of art.