For the first time ever in Canada, featured artwork by Brazilian artist, Romero Britto will be on display for all of us to enjoy at 1434 Sherbrooke West until July 31st, 2014.
Beginning his pop-up exhibit in Montreal, a city as colourful as his art, last May, the show features his serigraphs which are printed on canvas with hand painted embellishments by the artist as well as a selection of his original and vibrantly colourful artwork.
Born in Recife, Brazil in 1963, Britto found art at a very early age and travelled the world, finding inspiration in works by Picasso and Matisse. From Paris to London and on to our side of the pond, the artist has dabbled in everything from creating a living canvas performed by our very own Cirque du Soleil in celebration of Super Bowl XLI to famously designing a logo for Absolut Vodka (and joining the ranks of Warhol and Haring, who have also been commissioned for the popular vodka’s campaigns).
The artist is represented today in galleries across the world, has opened shows in Paris at the Carrousel du Louvre, Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and was the first artist to display a monumental sculpture in London’s Hyde Park. He also is very active in over 250 charities and feels that art is too important not to be shared. He runs the Magical Thinking Art foundation and has produced a children’s book, “My Alphabet Playbook” which leads children through a colourful collection of artistic learning.
The exhibit was celebrated a couple of weeks ago with a lovely 5a7 where guests perused the selected pieces while enjoying complimentary wine, delicious canapés and beats by DJ Jay London.
Art enthusiasts of all degrees will be curious to check out this limited time exhibition that seems to fit so well in our city’s very own colourful nature.