Marcos Marin’s Exhibition in Cannes


Marcos Marin's exclusive exhibition at Villa St George in Cannes

On November 22, 2012, Marcos Marin has unveiled his latest creations during a special gala evening which was held at the luxurious Villa St George in the Californie district of Cannes, organized by Young And F and the Espaço Arte Gallery Book, in close collaboration with Pascale Barris. For this extraordinary event, Pascale Barris opened the doors of her home: at the same time majestic and refined, the Villa St George offers a setting of greenery amidst which a magnificent building is springing up with its sumptuous dependence, the "Orangerie". These two splendid buildings have been completely renovated over the last five years.

After a very eventful year, the master of optical art was showcasing for the first time in Cannes an exhibition expected by his most loyal collectors. Indeed, the exhibition was unveiling to privileged few some new works out of which many will reach various exhibition venues in France and abroad to be discovered by a wider audience.

Marcos Marin is born in Brazil on September 12, 1967. From the age of five years, Marcos follows classical piano lessons at the music conservatory in Sao Paulo and quickly starts a career as a virtuoso pianist. He came to study music in France in Angers and during this period, became passioned about painting. At the Cité des Arts in Paris in 1990, Marcos met Vasarely. Intrigued by the work of the latter, Marcos Marin successfully launches himself in the adventure of optical art. Two awards crowned his works: the Fiat prize for his work on Columbus, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America (Turin Fiat Museum) and the price for the Philips Collection for his work on Mona Lisa. During this decade, Marcos Marin plays an important role in the cultural development between Brazil and France for the IAA UNESCO. In 2000, he moved to the USA in Miami Beach, where he set up his studio. 2003 is the year of his first monumental sculpture. It is shown at the Coconut Grove Convention Center on the occasion of the inauguration of the Arteamericas great art fair. He will win the contest "Best of Florida".

In 2004 he met Delphine Pastor, who, seduced by his talent, invited him to exhibit at Monaco. There, at the inauguration, he presented a portrait of Princess Grace, now on display at the new Museum of Monaco. At the request of Prince Albert, he designs the official monument dedicated to his father. This monumental work is unveiled on January 18, 2006 at the entrance of the Cirque de Fontvieille.

In 2006, Marcos Marin meets stylist and mécène Pierre Cardin, who offers him the possibility of large format art works in Lacoste's studio. Meanwhile, Marcos Marin works in Portugal with Stanley Ho for the fiftieth anniversary of the Estoril Casino. The sponsor will provide the artist two medals of honor: one thanking the artist for the exhibition at the gallery of the Casino and the other for Stanley Ho's portrait made in Macao.

In 2009, invited to Japan under the Japan-Brazil friendship, the artist gets the recognition for all of his work. In November 2011, Alain Delon co-signs the artist's sculpture, who, in the same year, was appointed a member of the Lisbon Academy of Fine Arts and Letters (Portugal).

From 11 to 28 January 2012, at the House of Latin America in Monaco, he participated in a group exhibition entitled "The Circus Around the World" during the International Monte Carlo Circus Festival, under the patronage of Mr. Doctor Alain Frère, Vice President of the General Council of the Alpes Maritimes, Delegate of Culture, Vice President of Nice Côte d'Azur, Mayor of Tourrette-Levens.

From 5 to 8 April 2012, he exhibited at the Salon d'Art Contemporain in Monaco and on June 18, 2012, he presented the portrait of famous footballer Luis Figo, in his presence, at the Golden Foot of Monaco. On July 16, during the Night of Lebanon, organized by the association "Friends of Lebanon", celebrating its 10th anniversary, Marcos Marin presents an iconic portrait of the friendship between Monaco and Lebanon. It was presented and co-signed by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. From July 26 to 14, 2012, his works are presented in an exhibition at the Monaco House of Latin America, under the patronage of André de Montigny, Honorary Consul of Brazil in Monaco. In October 2012, Marcos Marin participates in the project " 3 Images of Russia" in Moscow and won the first prize of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts.

Marcos now lives in Monaco and works in various workshops around the world. His works are now part of a very large private collections including that of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. Early 2012, a retrospective of his work is presented at the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon (January 4 to February 29). Some of them will then join their exhibitions venues in various countries such as Italy, Portugal or even the United States.

Many collectors of the artist, but also artists, celebs and and actors took part to a photo call with Marcus Morin in front of the wall mentioning the many partners of the evening.

The big hearted artist will donate a part of the sales to the association "Friends of Lebanon", of which he is a sponsor, in response to the international day of children's rights.

A work of the Master and a beautiful Ferragamo bag designed by Marcos Marin were also put up for auction throughout the evening.

The exhibition will last until december 22, 2012.