Under the patronage of Mr André de Montigny, Honorary Consul of Brazil in Monaco and Mr Claude Pallanca, Honorary Consul General of Russia in Monaco, for the first time in the cultural history of Monaco, two art galleries joined forces to present their vision of contemporary art and create a new meeting space for art lovers in Monaco.
The Carré Doré Gallery and the Reis & Maas Gallery presented their exhibitions in a joint event on 28th of June 2012.
The Carré Doré Gallery dedicated its exhibition entitled "Immortal Icons” to three women who have left their lasting memory in history, due to their beauty, elegance, mystery and grace: Marilyn Monroe, Mona Lisa, and Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco. Internationally renowned artists exhibited their representation of these women: Jin Bo, Ludmila Radchenko, Zorikto and Marcos Marin.
The Reis & Maas Gallery’s new exhibition was centred on Africa. For the occasion, artist Sandra Biloé gave an exceptional performance, creating a live work on the theme of Africa and icons.
ZORIKTO DORDZHIEV was born in 1976 in Ulan-Ude, the capital of Buryatia, one of the republics of the Russian Federation set along the border with Mongolia. In 2002 he graduated "magna cum laude" the State Arts Institute in Krasnoyarsk. His personal exhibitions were held in the Russian Museum in Saint Petersbourg, in the Museum of Oriental Arts in Moscow. His art was welcome also in London, Beijing, Strasbourg, Brussels, Taipei, Luxembourg, New-York.
Marcos Marin was born in Brazil in 1967. He currently lives in Monaco.
From a young age, he began his carrier as a pianist, and came to Angers, France to study music. At the same time, he was growing more and more passionate about painting.
Marcos met Vasarely in 1990 at the "Cité des Arts" in Paris. Intrigued by his work, Marcos Marin engages in the adventure of optical art. His works ended up being commended by two awards: the FIAT award for his work on Christopher Columbus that celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America (FIAT Museim in Turin), and the Philips Collection Award for his work on Mona Lisa. His first monumental sculpture was erected in 2003. It will be exposed in the Coconut Grove Convention Center for the inauguration of the big Arteamericas fair.
In 2004 Marcos Marin took part in Art Basel Miami.