MARK HEWKO is an American artist born and raised in New York known for his photo documentary work exhibited throughout the United States with the Smithsonian Institute. Featured in the BBC News, Wall Street Journal, Juxtapoz Magazine, Animal NY and showcased in numerous publications, Mark led a successful career in photography until his relocation to Southern California.
In San Diego, Mark shifted his creative talents back to his original passion, painting. Inspired at an early age by typography and subway graffiti, he began writing on walls when he was 10 years old. Experimenting with graffiti art until his graphic design studies in college, he eventually combined his interests into photography where he also spent the next 20 years in the publishing industry as a freelance photographer.
Today, Mark is specializing in painting contemporary murals and commissioned artwork. His unique bold style is based on typography in the abstract form and his objective and purpose is to create a custom mural and art piece that will transform an uninteresting space into a beautiful, inspiring and engaging environment.
Murals are popular, attractive and bring a unique level of artistry to all environments. They beautify living, work and public spaces and can inspire people of all ages. Known for creating buzz on social media in cities, towns and countries, murals can be used to generate business, increase property value, deter vandalism, and also are great backdrops for performance art and photo ops.