ABOUT THE ARTIST
Romero Britto, founder of the Happy Art Movement, is an internationally renowned artist who has created an iconic visual language of happiness, fun, love, and hope all its own inspiring millions worldwide.
Brazilian-born and Miami-made, Romero has made it to the top and is considered one of the most famous and celebrated living visual artists in the globe.
Britto’s appreciation of the masters Pablo Picasso, Henry Matisse, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Roy Lichtenstein influenced him to create a completely new artistic style by using vibrant, bold, and colorful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him.
His work has been exhibited in the most prestigious galleries and museums in over 120 countries, including the Carrousel Du Louvre and he was the first living visual artist to present his work at the Soumaya Museum. Romero Britto has also created innumerous public and private art installations, not to mention the largest in the history of London’s Hyde Park. He did the opening of the Super Bowl XLI in collaboration with the Cirque Du Soleil, was the official artist for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, ambassador to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, honorary torch bearer and ambassador for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Britto, considered the most licensed artist in history, is a frequent speaker at the World Economic Forum (Davos, Switzerland) and is an activist for more than 250 charitable organizations, but most of all, he is an artist who believes that “art is too important not to share” and that he has a role as an agent of positive change
Romero’s 60,000 sq. ft. studio in Miami has already hosted dignitaries, celebrities, innovators, and art patrons from all over the globe. Amongst his collectors are:
- HRH Prince Charles and HM Queen Elizabeth ll
- Alice Walton & Francine Le Frak
- Pope Francis
- Sir Elton John
- Howard Buffet, Lili Thomas Buffet DJ Khaled
- Andrea Bocelli & Veronica Berti
- DomenicoDolce & Steffano Gabbana
- President Barak Obama
- President George Bush Sr.,
- Barbara Bush & Jeb Bush
- Jane Fonda
- Tony Bennett
- Andre Agassi
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Oprah Winfrey
- HM Queen Silvia and HRH
- Princess Madeleine
- Leonardo Di Caprio
- Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen
- Floyd Mayweather
- Chef Nobu Matsuhisa
- Michael Jackson
- Sylvester Stallone
- Carlos Slim
Romero’s artworks have been exhibited in the most prestigious galleries and museums in over 120 countries, including the Carrousel Du Louvre, Museu Nacional de Belas Artes and he was the first living visual artist to present his work at the Soumaya Museum. Romero Britto has also created innumerous public and private art installations, not to mention the largest in the history of London’s Hyde Park. He did the opening of the Super Bowl XLI in collaboration with the Cirque Du Soleil, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, was the official artist for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, ambassador to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, honorary torch bearer and ambassador for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
- The Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
- Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro
- Museo Soumaya, Mexico City
- Museum of Contemporary
- Art/MOCA, Shanghai
- Museo de Artes Contemporaneo, Caracas
- Maison de l’Amerique Latine de Monaco, Monaco
- Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead
- Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art, Miami
- Museo de Bellas Artes, San Juan
- The Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo
HAPPY ART MOVEMENT
Internationally renowned artist Romero Britto founded the Happy Art Movement in 1992 with the mission to inspire happiness, fun, love, and optimism around the globe through his unique art and vibrant colors.
Romero has dedicated his life’s work to explore the nature and essence of happiness while many great artists have used their artwork to illustrate the shadows of our souls. His art is much more than a staid cognitive conception of happiness. He presents us with a vivid visualization of happiness, a welcoming world that is within our reach.
While happiness manifests itself in an infinite number of ways, Romero’s artwork reveals the Platonic essence of happiness. It is both art and a philosophy of life. In his art, we recognize that anything can become a source of happiness, something to appreciate, something to value. It is simply a matter of perspective. Happiness is the celebration of life itself, from the mundane to the wild. Around the world, people who view Romero’s paintings immediately recognize this philosophy of life – the happy life – that he conveys through the interweaving of bright colors, curved lines and amorous shapes. In a single Britto painting, you see happiness. You feel it. You know it. And you can sense the optimism possible in you.
At its core, Romero’s artwork is an expression of love. We connect with his art because, in our minds and hearts, there lays an infinite well of love. Tapping into that reservoir brings happiness and that is an everyday possibility.
Happiness is contagious, and our goal is to create a world with more compassion, less conflicts and a greater sense of purpose and meaning. Collectively, our commitment to a long-lasting happiness has the potential to change the world, one person at a time. Creating a world of greater happiness is an active task. Romero’s artwork, whether a simple smile of a complex dance of lines and hearts, reminds us that true happiness comes through engagement with others and the world around us.
Be part of the Happy Art Movement and help share happiness, love, optimism!
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