Romero Britto: Always the sun in the heart
Through his multi-coloured cheerful paintings and sculptures, the Brazilian artist, born in 1963, fills the lives of his many collectors with joy and hope. Celebrities like Steffi Graf and André Agassi as well as many actors and the Kennedy clan or Barack Obama are just a few of many of Romero Britto's customers. This is not surprising, since the works of the Pop Art artist are directly related to the pioneers of this style, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.
Pop Art developed at the beginning of the 1960s as a reaction to the ideas of abstract expressionism from the post-war period and used the stylistic elements of everyday life and comics. The ordinary was elevated to the status of a work of art.
With black-framed colour surfaces, Romero Britto stylises the pictorial theme into precise figures that live through their bright colours without any illusion of depth or plasticity and appeal directly to the viewer's feelings. He designs the coloured areas with geometric patterns such as lines, circles and hatchings. In this way, they retain the characteristics of a comic strip and tell imaginative stories to every viewer.
Like no other artist, Britto cooperates with influential brands such as Audi, BMW, Absolut-Vodka, Apple, Pepsi and Disney. The life-affirming message of his playful images helps the artist in his work with many foundations, which he supports with the "Britto Foundation", founded in 2007. Today, Britto's works are traded for several 10,000 euros.