Romero Britto

1963 · Brazil

Artist biography

Romero Britto is an established artist, who originates from Brazil. Romero Britto was born in 1963. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Adriana Varejão, Jac Leirner and Beatriz Milhazes.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Romero Britto's work is available on viewing in Maddox Gallery in London, the United Kingdom and Art&Emotion in Basel, Switzerland. Romero Britto's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition POP EYE Internationalt Pop Art Show at Galerie Wolfsen in Aalborg, Denmark. The exhibition was open from 01 June 2018 until 28 July 2018.

Romero Britto in private collections

On Artland Romero Britto's artworks can be found in the collection of Jessica Berger and Fausto Gasparetto, who for instance also has works by other artists including Sarah Derat, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Isabel Alonso Vega.

Further Biographical Context for Romero Britto

Romero Britto was born in 1963 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a significant decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Romero Britto

  • Artworks in Collections 4
  • Exhibitions 2

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