Marcos Marin – Icons

Gallery Elena Shchukina is delighted to present Icons, the first UK solo exhibition of Monaco-based Brazilian artist Marcos Marin.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn shoulders, 2013, Plexiglass sculpture, Edition of 8, 58 x 40 x 14cm

SugarLoaf Mountain, Rio

Rio, 2013, Mixed media, 140 x 200 cm

Nelson Mandela

Mandela, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 140 x 114cm

Big Ben, London

London, 2013, Mixed media

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant, 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80cm

Grace Kelly

Grace, 2013, Plexiglass sculpture, Edition of 8, 70 x 46 x 18cm

Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi, 2013, Plexiglass sculpture, Edition of 8, 40 x 30 x 14cm

Elvis Presley

Elvis, 2013, Plexiglass sculpture, Edition of 8, 55 x 37 x 14cm

Elton John

Elton John, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80cm

Elizabeth Taylor

Liz Taylor, 2013, Diasec, Edition of 8, 90 x 90cm

The Burj

Dubai, 2013, Mixed media, 40 x 80cm

David Beckham

David Beckham, 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 140 x 140cm

Salvador Dali

Dali, 2013, Plexiglass sculpture, Edition of 8, 60 x 48 x 18cm

Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80cm

Alain Prost

Alain Prost, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80cm

Marin injects a sense of movement into his subjects. He draws on the interaction between illusion and picture plane of 60s Op art, as well as a Warholian fascination with celebrity culture. Paintings, sculptures and screen prints of leading lights from the worlds of art, entertainment, politics and sport come together in a star-studded display adding a voyeuristic dimension to the viewer’s gaze.

Media and culture legends are brought to life alongside representations of contemporary figures: David Beckham and Elton John are joined by plexiglass sculptures of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, all shining brightly in a red carpet-like event. Dubai’s Burj Al Arab building, London’s Big Ben and Rio de Janeiro’s Sugarloaf Mountain at the mouth of Guanabara Bay are amongst the iconic landmarks also on show.


Marcos Marin (b. 1967, Sao Paulo, Brazil) is a renowned Brazilian artist whose works have been exhibited internationally. Espaço Arte Livre (Lisbon, Portugal), Galerie Caplain Matignon (Paris, France), Espace Pierre Cardin (Paris, France), Visionnaire Gallery (Milan, Italy), RDBR Gallery (Rome, Italy), Patrice Breteau Gallery (Palm Beach, Florida, USA), rank amongst spaces to have held Marcos Marin solo exhibitions. His work has also featured in group shows including the Prince Albert II Foundation Exhibition (in Singapore), Le Cirque Autour du Monde (Maison de l’Amérique Latine, Monaco), Grace Kelly Exhibition (Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, Japan). His portrait of Princess Grace has also been on display at the New National Museum of Monaco.

Marcos Marin: Icons

24 February – 28 March

Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9:30 – 17:30


The Marcos Marin show will be held in the gallery’s second (new) space:

18 Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge, London SW3 INQ

All images © Marcos Marin. Courtesy the artist and Gallery Elena Shchukina

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