Marco Almera began his artistic career in the Southern California Surf/ Skate/ Punk Rock culture of the early eighties. As a teenager, Almera was inspired by the do-it-yourself style of this culture, and created his own t-shirts and stylized graphics. Almera’s underground art style gravitated to surfing and rock music posters, and these themes have always been present in Almera’s imagery. An avid art student, his interests extended into the printing process as well. Almera’s interest in screen-printing eventually led to taking up airbrushing, and soon he began painting cars and t-shirts for family, friends and customers.
The Native American-styled airbrushed shirts Almera painted became recognized at Indian Pow-Wows and Music Festivals around the country. The burgeoning recognition of Marco Almera’s imagery led to t-shirt designs licensed by rock bands in 1993. As a natural extension of that work, he was painting album covers by 1996.
Marco Almera has spent the better part of the past decade working extensively in the surf and music industries, creating t-shirts, album covers, rock music posters and commissioned paintings. Almera’s serigraphs are featured in music stores, and can be found in poster galleries throughout the world. Most recently, he has enjoyed success with his serigraphs in Japan and Germany.