Marco has become China’s most famous foreign artist, a true icon of contemporary art. In 2005, he achieved further success with his participation at the Second Beijing International Art Biennale. Art critics particularly fond of his work include Li Xianting, Zhao Shulin, Yang Wei and journalists such as Dr. Wang Zhong, director of the art magazine “Art”, and Dr. Xu Yonglin, whose magazine "Chinese Art" even devoted a six-page feature to Marco. The Hon. Bai Yuzhang (art critic, painter and art dealer) is among those who most love Marco's works, together with the Hon. Qin Bialan, herself an internationally famous artist.
2005 was also the year that Marco returned to his home country and to Rome, only to discover that his phenomenal success in China had spilled over into Europe. Regularly invited to exhibit his work at both public and private institutions, he enjoyed favourable reviews from well-known art historians and critics from both Italy and abroad. In one review by the famous art critic and historian Sabrina Falzone, Marco was described as "the forerunner of a Neo-Existentialist symbolism for the 21st century”.
In October 2007, Peter Russu, the director of "Art Addiction" and editor of "World of Art Magazine", both London-based publications, showed particular interest in a publication on MASTERS, focused on Marco. In November 2007 he took part in “Impressions of the East", the International Art Exhibition held in the impressive Palazzo Spinola di San Luca (also known as the Palazzo Ratto-Picasso) in Genoa. The following month, as a guest of the Scientific Committee, Marco appeared (for the first and last time) at the sixth edition of the International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Florence, held at the Fortezza da Basso.
In 2008 he was the Guest of Honour at the fourth International Biennale of Ferrara, sponsored by the Municipality and Province of Ferrara and held at the historic Palazzo Ex Borsa.
From 12th June to 4th July 2009, the Museum of the Americas, in Miami (USA), has presented a Solo Exhibition of the Artist and the same exhibition was soon after (5-29 August) presented again by the Latino Art Museum in Pomona (California).
From 4 to 14 December 2009 Marco participated to the 14th Guangzhou International Art Exhibition.
In 2014 Marco receives a "John Paul II Award" for his oil painting "Maria".
From 11 to 25 January 2015 – invited by the President of the Scientific Committee Prof. Paolo Levi and by the Artistic Director Dr. Sandro Serradifalco – Marco participates to the 2nd International Biennale of Art in Palermo (Italy) inaugurated by Prof. Vittorio Sgarbi who has invited him to join his artistic publishing plan "Pronto Soccorso" .
From 19 to 30 May 2015 Marco takes part, in Rome, to the exhibition “Piazza del Popolo – from Caravaggio up to now” which takes place in the Bramante Hall, a monumental complex that welcomes exhibitions from the classical period up to today.
Prof. Levi has invited Marco “For his great communication power that comes from a deep technical and expressive research. His participation to the Roman event is due to a great reputation and to the special attention paid to his works and to his sublime creativity". His painting "Pope Francis with President Xi Jinping" is published on Effetto Arte, directed by Prof. Paolo Levi.
From 30 May to 8 June 2015 Marco takes part, at the Gallery of Modern Art “Le Porte” in Naples, to the exhibition “Representation of the contemporary world through Art”.
From 9 to 12 June 2016 takes part to the Triennial of Contemporary Art in Verona (Italy), curated by Prof. Paolo Levi and Dr. Sandro Serradifalco, inaugurated by Prof. Vittorio Sgarbi, while the Artistic Committee is presided by Prof. Luca Beatrice.
From 25 March to 22 April 2017 Marco has particiapated to the third edition of the Triennial Exhibition of Visual Arts in Rome, that took place at the Victorian Complex, better known as "Altar of the Fatherland" which is located between Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill.
The Triennial has been inaugurated by Prof. Achille Bonito Oliva, demiurge of Transavantgarde. Curatorship and artistic direction of the exhibition have been entrusted to Maestro Gianni Dunil. Special Guest was Prof. Daniele Radini Tedeschi. The exhibition catalogue gathers short essays written by important authors including Prof. Vittorio Sgarbi.
Marco's success is proof that art can still be considered a valid tool for unprejudiced political, ethical and social expression.Sabrina Falzone
Critic and Art Historian