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Awesome Acrylic Artist series….Romero Britto…

Quick interview with the artist.

A longer interview with the artist.

The last clip is about the artist working with Cirque De Soleil for a show at halftime of the super bowl. The artist’s creativity shows no bounds!

This artist hails from Brazil. He paints highly stylized works that remind me of the pop artist movement in the 60s.  Very bright colors and bold brushwork. The artist is a superb business artist as he had more than 40 different prints available at http://www.allposters.com. A great mix of expressionism and pop art makes his work highly collectable.

mediums used: acrylics, sculpture

surfaces used: gessoed board, canvas

low price range: many posters and for an acrylic original on board 2,000.  Many high quality prints on canvas available as well.

high price range: $6,000 for an original.

The artist was born in 1963 in Racife, Brazil.In 1989 he moved to Miami, Florida. At the artist’s studio in Coconut Grove, Florida an executive in charge of an Absolute Vodka campaign asked the artist to do some work and he career as an artist in the United States was off and running. Three of the many companies he has done work for are Disney, Movado, and Pepsi.

Consider him the Warhol of modern day as he has many celebrity collectors including Mike Jordan, Elton John, the Rockefeller family, and  Arnold Schwarzenegger.

I love the colors and bold shapes of this artist. If you have kids, this would be a great artist to expose them too as his work is very expressionistic. Kids might not render an item exactly as it appears, but their emotions are expressed. A great businessman who got paid to showcase his brand at the Super Bowl where companies SPEND millions for 30 seconds.

Happy painting!

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