Romero Britto Art Pop-Up

When:
April 21, 2018 @ 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
2018-04-21T12:00:00-04:00
2018-04-21T21:00:00-04:00
Where:
Various
Cost:
Free

An impressive collection by world-renowned artist Romero Britto will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at Wentworth Gallery in    The exhibition presents Saturday, April 21st  2018 with a live Artist Appearance at both Wentworth Gallery Metro DC locations:  Westfield Montgomery Mall  from Noon-3pm and an evening event at Tysons Galleria from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm.   The galleries will host this public exhibition, which is complimentary and RSVPs are strongly suggested.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Video Bio for All Platforms:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/zyixy1uuvdsksl2/BrittoLife1.mov?dl=0

With an iconic style that The New York Times described, “exudes warmth, optimism and love,”, Romero Britto is an international artist that uses vibrant, bold and colorful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him. His playful themes and hard‐edged compositions, combined with his unique talent, unshakable resolve and belief in his art, have granted him worldwide recognition, with exhibition in galleries and museums in over 100 countries and counting. The artist’s pop sensibility has leant itself to collaborations with global brands such as Audi, Bentley, Coca‐Cola, Walt Disney, Evian, Hublot, and Mattel, to name a few. Britto’s work evokes happiness and hope using a visual language all its own and is, simply, relatable to all.

Romero Britto was born in Recife, Brazil in 1963. Self-taught at an early age, he painted on surfaces such as newspapers. In 1983, he traveled to Paris where he was introduced to the work of Matisse and Picasso. He combined influences from cubism with pop, to create a vibrant, iconic style that The New York Times describes, “exudes warmth, optimism and love.”

In 1988, Britto moved to Miami and emerged as an international artist. In the following year, he was selected alongside Andy Warhol and Keith Haring for Absolut Vodka’s “Absolut Art” campaign. Britto’s pop sensibility has since leant itself to many collaborations with such brands as Audi, Bentley, Disney, Technomarine, Evian and FIFA, for whom he created an official poster for the 2010 World Cup.

pop art

päp ˌärt/

noun

noun: pop art

art based on modern popular culture and the mass media, especially as a critical or ironic

comment on traditional fine art values.

 

Photo Caption:  In Love     Sculpture

 Britto considers the role of an artist to be an agent of positive change. He serves as a benefactor, donating time, art and resources to over 250 charitable organizations and several boards such as Best Buddies International, and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. He was recently named a founding inaugural benefactor of Harvard’s “International Negotiation Program,” by Dr. Daniel Shapiro, in his quest for peaceful conflict resolution.

Britto has also spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and at countless schools and institutions. In early 2011 the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, invited Britto to create the logo for Rede Cegonha, a project to reach over 61 million pre-and post-natal mothers and babies.

WHEN:   Saturday, April 21st  , 2018

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Westfield Montgomery Mall

7101 Democracy Blvd.

Bethesda, Maryland

 

For more information about this event, contact Ms. Holly Hendrickson via e-mail atmontgomery@wentworthgallery.com.  To reach the gallery directly, or to RSVP, call 301.365.3270

 

 

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wentworth Gallery @ Tysons Galleria

1807 U. International Drive

McLean, Virginia 22102

 

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