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Internationally-recognized artist Romero Britto paints in vibrant, bold and colourful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in over 100 countries. "A Beautiful Mind" showcases the inspired brain – full of colour and sparkle – with love radiating from the central focal point.
Brazilian-born and Miami-made, Romero Britto is an international artist that uses vibrant, bold and colourful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him. Romero has created a visual language of hope and happiness all its own that is relatable to all, inspiring millions. Self-taught at an early age, he painted on scraps of paper or cardboard or any medium he could find before coming into his own and travelling to Paris where he was introduced to the works of Matisse and Picasso. His appreciation of these masters influenced him to create an iconic style that The New York Times said: “exudes warmth, optimism and love.”
Romero’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in over 100 countries, including the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux Arts exhibition at the Carrousel du Louvre in 2008 and 2010. In 2013, Maria Elena and Carlos Slim Domit invited Romero to be the first living artist to exhibit at Museo Soumaya in Mexico City. He has created public art installations for the 02 Dome in Berlin, New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, Cirque Du Soleil at Super Bowl XLI, and has been credited with the largest monumental sculpture in London’s Hyde Park history. He served as an official artist for the 2010 World Cup, Ambassador to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and was recently invited to be an honorary torch bearer for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Britto’s pop sensibility has since leant itself to many collaborations with international brands such as Audi, Bentley, Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, Evian, Hublot and Mattel to name a few.
Romero is an activist for charitable organizations worldwide and most of all an artist who believes “art is too important not to share.” A believer in the role of an artist as an agent of positive change, he is committed to developing and supporting the role art will continue to play in world issues.