About the artist Romero Britto
*1963 Recife, Brazil
Romero Britto was born in Recife, Brazil in 1963. During a trip to Paris he discovered the work of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, which inspired him to dedicate his own life to painting – as an autodidact. Since 1987 Britto has been living in Miami, Florida and is among the best-known neo-pop artists. His paintings and sculptures deal with cultural elements from pop art, cubism and graffiti, captivating viewers with their sense of optimism and joie de vivre. Britto has given many internationally active companies, products and associations a new artistic face in the pop art tradition, including Absolut Vodka, Disney, BMW, Pepsi, the United Nations and Royal Caribbean Cruises. He also designed the official World Cup poster for FIFA 2010. His art has even been the theme of the Renascer de Jacarepaguá Samba School's carnival parade. Britto's work quite simply puts you in a good mood. His intention is to inspire positive change through his work, which is why he is active in many social projects.
Britto has his own gallery in Miami, though his work can be viewed all over the world – in Hyde Park in London, at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and at O2 World in Berlin.
His pieces at Galerie Kronsbein also radiate that boundless – i.e. international – zest for life which is so characteristic of Britto.