Last June 18th I attended Romero Britto's exclusive 5a7 Pop-Up Exhibition put on by Rose PR at 1434 Sherbrooke St. O. This is the first time his art has been displayed in Canada and the exhibition will continue until July 31st, 2014.
It was a beautiful evening with complimentary wine, sweet nibbles from Twin Delights, beats by DJ Jay London, and, most importantly, a variety of serigraphs and a selection of original works by this contemporary artist.
Romero Britto is a Brazilian Neo-pop artist, painter, serigrapher, and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work. Britto has lived in Miami, Florida since 1989. You have probably noticed his Gallery in South Beach on Lincoln Road.
His style creates a completely new expression that reflects his optimistic faith in the world around him. Alluding to influences of early and modern masters, Britto's pulsating colours, pop themes and commanding compositions have led him to become the premier contemporary artist of his generation – and now we have him here, in Montreal.
Romero Britto is represented in galleries and museums across five continents. Opening in Paris at the Carrousel du Louvre, Salon de la Societé National des Beaux Arts, in December, 2008, Britto unveiled "Journey" to hundreds of guests. "...Matisse channeling Picasso" wrote the New York Times when Britto created a living canvas performed by the Cirque du Soleil in celebration of Super Bowl XLI.