Born in Recife, Brazil in 1963, Romero Britto is a Miami based artist working in painting, sculpture, and serigraphy. Britto’s unique style combines elements of pop art, cubism, and graffiti to create a vibrant, iconic appearance that The New York Times describes, “exudes warmth, optimism, and love.”
In 1983, Britto traveled to Paris, where he was introduced to the works of Matisse and Picasso. His time spent in Paris greatly influenced his unique artistic style. A few short years later, in 1988, Britto chose to resettle in Miami. The American pop art scene was thriving at the time, and Britto sought to be a part of that.
In the following year, he was selected by Michel Roux alongside Andy Warhol and Keith Haring for Absolut Vodka’s “Absolut Art” campaign, allowing Britto the chance to be seen by an audience of millions. Britto’s pop sensibility has since leant itself to many collaborations with such brands as Audi, Bentley, and Disney. Britto’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in over 100 countries, including the Salon National des Beaux-Arts exhibition at the Carrousel du Louvre in 2008 and 2010. He has also created public art installations for the O2 Dome (Berlin), Hyde Park (London), John F. Kennedy Airport (New York), and Cirque du Soleil at Super Bowl XLI. As well, he was selected to serve as the Ambassador to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Romero Britto Art
Britto started painting at a very young age. As a self-taught artist, he had innate creativity that flowed out of him onto every surface he could paint on. His artistic nature guided him to reinterpret everything he saw or imagined, into colorful imagery.
After living for five years in Paris, his appreciation of the Parisian masters influenced him to create a style that today is immediately recognizable as his. Britto uses vibrant, bold, and colorful patterns to enliven pictorial take on daily life to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him. Britto considers the role of an artist to be an agent of positive change. He uses the visual language of hope and happiness to exude positivity. In his own words, “Art is too important not to share.”