Romero Britto was born on October 6, 1963 in Recife, Brazil. After moving to Miami, he began his career as a self-taught artist, working alongside street artists and taking inspiration from their forms and techniques. In this first phase Romero Britto painted on waste materials such as scraps of paper or cardboards.
During a journey to Paris, the artist begins to identify himself through his personal and unique style. In the French capital, Britto was introduced to the works of masters such as Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, allowing him to develop his own technique, which the New York Timesdefines as a source of “warmth, optimism and love”.
Romero Britto developed a particular love for Cubism, that he featured and reinterpreted in the motives that characterize his paintings.
From the Parisian experience he will develop his iconic and unmistakable style: his works are characterized by a research of colours and positive vibrations, which, combined together, give life to bold and imaginative.
Britto’s works have been exhibited in galleries and museums in over 100 countries, including the exhibition at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux Arts at the Carrousel du Louvre in 2008 and 2010. In 2013 Romero Britto was the first living artist to exhibit at the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City.
He has created many public art installations including the sculpture for Hyde Park in London, the largest in the park’s history.
Britto was the official artist for the 2010 World Cup and ambassador of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Britto’s private life is characterized by his interest in social issues. The artist has donated time, art and resources to more than 250 charitable organizations and he is an active member of some of them.