Galerie Duret

Artist

Romero BRITTO

Brazilian-born and Miami-made, Romero Britto is an international artist that uses vibrant, bold and colorful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him. Britto 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, Britto painted on scraps of paper or cardboard or any medium he could find before coming into his own and traveling 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 described, "exudes warmth, optimism and love".

Britto's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in over 100 countries, including the Salon de la Societe 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. 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.  Britto 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." Britto has donated time, art, and resources to more than 250 charitable organizations. Not a silent activist, Britto was a selected speaker for the arts at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. In addition, Romero Britto is proudly an Inaugural Founding Benefactor of the Harvard International Negotiation Program. He holds a seat on several boards such as Best Buddies International, and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and was recently appointed to the board of HRH The Prince of Wales charity, The Prince's Trust. A believer in the role of an artist as an agent of positive change, Romero Britto is committed to developing and supporting the role art will continue to play in world issues.

SOLO SHOWS 

2016 - Philexcel Art Center - Angeles City, Philippines
2016 - Lou La Vie Showroom - Miami, Florida
2015 - Erarta Museum - St Petersburg, Russia
2015 - KIAF 2015 / ART SEOUL - BandiTrazos, Seoul, Korea
2014 - AMP Mall-Hong Kong, China
2014 - IAMP Mall-Shanghai, China
2014 - Studio de Arte Robson Britto-Sao Paulo, Brazil
2013 - KIAF/13 - BandiTrazos, Seoul, Korea
2013 - Palazzo Torlonia - Rome, Italy (Curated by Galleria Ca'D'Oro)
2012 - Affordable Art Fair - Galleria Ca'd'Oro, Rome, Italy
2012 - Affordable Art Fair - Galleri Futura, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 - ART KYIV - Gerald Hartinger Fine Arts, Kyiv, Ukraine
2012 - KIAF/12 - BandiTrazos, Seoul, Korea
2010 - Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla - Puebla, Mexico
2010 - Mercedes Benz Center - Munich, Germany

2010 - Pop International Galleries Soho - New York City, New York
2009 - Audi Exhibit - Santiago, Chile 
2009 - Coral Springs Museum of Art - Miami, Florida
2009 - Emirates Palace Hotel - Abu Dhabi, UAE
2009 - VW Automobile Forum - Berlin, Germany
2008 - DDR Sculpture Tour - USA
2007 - $2 Art Group - Las Vegas, Nevada
2007 - Las Vegas International Art Expo - Las Vegas, Nevada
2007 - New York International Art Expo - New York City, New York
2006 - Art Basel - Basel, Switzerland
2006 - Montreux Jazz Festival - Montreux, Switzerland
2006 - New York International Art Expo - New York City, New York
2005 - International Biennale of Contemporary Art - Florence, Italy
2005 - New York International Art Expo - New York City, New York

 

MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS

California Museum of Art, Oakland - California, USA
Everson Museum, Syracuse - New York, USA
Fine Arts Museum Long Island, Hempstead - New York, USA
Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo - Michigan, USA
Kennedy Library, Tufts University Museum - Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Miami Children Museum - Miami, Florida, USA
Miniature Museum - Amsterdam, Holland
Museo de Artes Contemporaneo - Caracas, Venezuela
Museo de Artes de Sao Paulo - Sao Paulo, Brazil 
Museo del Nino - Caracas, Venezuela 
National Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame - Palm Beach, Florida, USA
The Everhardt Museum - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
The FIU Museum at the Florida International University - Miami, Florida, USA
The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art - Miami, Florida, USA
The Museum of Contemporary Art - Sao Paulo, Brazil