Matt Mrowka is a professional tattoo artist and a dark fantasy landscape artist currently working in Upstate NY. His work is intensely driven by imagination, while maintaining an obsessive focus on dynamic light and atmosphere. Using a very selective color palette he is able to create dramatic narration for his creations big and small .
Inspired by Beksinski, Stephen Gammell, and Lou Marchetti, Matt finds his own environments and brings them to life. Beksinski inspired him to create massive structures that he was comfortable living within. Stephen Gammell taught him that fear itself could be illustrated as a subject. That inspired him to experiment with different and darker moods within a painting. It was Lou Marchetti that inspired him to illustrate the lives of the inhabitants in his dark landscapes, giving the characters a story to tell. In most of his paintings, it is the landscape that is the subject.
Matt is currently working in Needlewurks Tattoo Studio in Saratoga Springs NY where his paintings are currently on display. His sketches are being published by Memento Publishing. In 2014 he won "Popular Choice" at ArisiaCon 2014, and "Best in Show for Fine Art" at the Boston Tattoo Convention.