About MK

Marina Kim originates from a mixed ethnic and cultural background.

She was born in Uzbekistan, which at the time was part of the Soviet Union.

A graduate of the Republican Art College in Uzbekistan, Marina opened her own gallery in Tashkent before moving to London in 2000. In 2001 she held her first major exhibition Beyond the Great Silk Road at the Arndean Gallery in Mayfair.

Marina works in most traditional media, applying herself with equal facility to oils, watercolour, tempera, pencil, or ink. She also uses various engraving techniques.

However, it is portraiture which allows Marina to bring together all the strands of her artistic knowledge and experience. This genre utilises all her skills, as well as her insights and interest in human experience, to produce spectacularly beautiful and spiritually enriched portraits designed to stand the test of time.

“Her portraits brought to us a refreshing standard of perception and honesty. She has a gift of capturing personality on canvas as age and time fly on. I would highly recommend to commission Marina to paint your portrait.”

Art collector John Gurney.
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