Romero Britto is a current leading artist in the world pop art scene.
His world shows “hope” and “happiness” and they are expressed through his signature characteristics, such as vivid colors and bold patterns.
Born in Recife, Brazil in 1963, from an early age he taught himself painting on newspapers as his canvas.
In 1983, after inspired by Matisse’s and Picasso’s works in Paris, he has created a vibrant and iconic style that fused cubism and pop.
He moved to Miami in 1988 and was named Absolut Vodka’s “Absolut Art” alongside Andy Warhol and Keith Herring the following year. Since then, he collaborated with major brands such as Disney, Coca Cola, Citi Bank, Wilson and more.
Britto’s works have been exhibited in galleries and museums in more than 100 countries around the world, including the 2008 and 2011 Carrousel du Louvre “Salon National des Beaux-Arts”※ exhibitions.
He also produced public art installations at the Millennium Dome in Berlin, Hyde Park in London, and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. At the Super Bowl XLVI, and he teamed up with Cirque du Soleil to direct a half-time show, as well as the official posters for the 2010/2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2012/2016 Olympics.
Believing in providing the positive change is the role of the artists, Britto is a benefactor to more than 250 charities and committees such as Best Buddy’s International and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In recent years, he has made speeches at countless schools and public institutions, including the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The New York Times describes his work as “a work full of compassion, optimism, and love.”
Because of his positiveness and cheerfulness of arts, his works are loved globally!
※Salon National des Beaux-Arts
An art festival organized by the French art organization (Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts), which has a history of more than 150 years, it is held annually at the Louvre Museum.