Marina Heintze is best known for her conceptual large-scale 'Tattoo-Flash-Style' watercolor paintings. Her work encompasses utilizing objects, language i.e. idioms, the human body and science related concepts. Her 'obsessive' method involves working with various patterns and creating distorted perspectives in order to produce 'non-real' objects & hybrid human objects. In addition, Heintze’s artistic process is also strongly informed by her work as an American Traditional Tattoo Artist. Specifically, in the way she handles her imagery, bold line and color.
Marina Heintze is a native New Yorker born in 1986 and, currently, working in Bushwick, Brooklyn in her private studio, Nakapatchi. She received her BFA from CalArts and then soon after received an AAS degree in Graphic Design from Parsons School of Design. Heintze has worked commercially in the area of High Art + Fashion Publishing, Production, and freelance graphic design.
In 2014, she started her own business, Meattt, Inc a private tattoo + art + design space. Currently, Marina has rebranded in 2017 to : Nakapatchi and relocated to: 467 TROUTMAN AVENUE STUDIO #23 BROOKLYN NY 11237, a private painting and tattoo studio.
As for publications, Heintze has been written up for articles in: The NY POST, Galore, New York Magazine, Bust Magazine, Bedford + Bowery, NY Racked, Inked Magazine, Brooklyn Now, Bushwick Open Studios, The Brooklyn Star, Bushwick Daily, and United Hemispheres. Marina Heintze has also shown her art in various shows in NYC and, most recently, at KS ART in the Lower East Side.