History

Through his vibrant colors, playful themes and hard-edged compositions, Romero Britto captures the attention of both youthful spirits and educated art collectors. It is this unique talent which has established Britto’s reputation and granted him a significant presence in the US, Europe, and Asia. In a multitude of media, Britto’s art contains endless themes and images, portraying small personal stories of life experiences.

Easily recognized, Britto’s work is unmistakably modern, bold, and colorful. His style often combines the artistic techniques of Pop Art with the intricate compositional qualities of Cubism. In an effort to bring his work to the masses, Britto’s work is constantly changing and challenging the meaning of art. The natural inclination for Britto to express himself visually became apparent to those around him at a very young age. He often painted images from his active imagination on scraps of cardboard and newspapers in his hometown of Recife, Brazil. In 1987, Britto traveled to the United States to challenge his talents among other Pop Art heavyweights. Since then, he has gained entrance to art exhibitions such as FIAC Paris, Art Salon Hong Kong, and numerous world tours. His work has captivated corporate collectors like Pepsi Cola International and ABSOLUT Vodka. To date, Romero Britto continues to fulfill his dreams with an inexhaustible momentum. Britto maintains that, “Art is too important not to share.” He often dedicates his time and talent to worthwhile international organizations, such as St. Jude’s, the American Red Cross, and Best Buddies.His paintings grace the collections of heads of state, European nobility, and superstars of the athletic, entertainment, and business worlds. In addition, over hundred galleries throughout the world proudly represent Romero Britto’s art. “Since everything in life moves towards one final end, we should fill our life with color and hope.” Such is the ideal of one truly dedicated individual, Romero Britto, an artist true to himself.

Franz Borghese was born in Rome in 1941, where he studied first at Artistic High School then at the Fine Arts Academy. In 1964 he founded the group and the magazine called “Il ferro di cavallo”, From the ‘70s he started his artistic maturation, thanks to Salvatore Fiume; He focused his attention to the high middle-class that he analized with both a sarcastic and a dramatic tone. As the result of this research he included in his works, caricatures of characters, with formal suits and tuba hats. The artworks becomes acts of protest of the high middle-class, a subject that will characterizes all his artistic production.Athos Faccincani was born in 1951 in Peschiera del Garda, Italy. Once he finished the high school, he decided to dedicate himself only to his art. The works of these early years have a dark expressionist style and portray suffering characters. Athos Faccincani attended psychiatric hospitals and prisons in order to be able to better express the pain and anguish of his characters.
In the ‘70s he received the nomination of Knight of the Italian Republic thanks to his tremendous work exposed in a Resistence’s exhibition (an exhibition about the Italian war Resistance). The president Sandro Pertini himself gave him the honor of this qualification. After this important event Faccincani lived a period of frustration and confusion, when he decided to quit painting for a year. So he started traveling a lot, especially in the south of Italy.
When he restarts to work, his style and subjects are very changed. The influence of the beautiful places that he had visited during the sabbatical year has left a mark on his art. No more dark colors, pain and suffering. The new style takes something from the impressionist movement, but the most particular changes are the new subjects. Majestic landscapes, representing mostly the coasts of Italy, show the beauty of Mediterranean lands. In this new artistic path Faccincani expresses the opposite of his precedent works. Every canvas has the same guidelines, such as the sun high in a blue sky, the tipical houses of the Mediterranean and the lush colors of the vegetation. His canvases strike the spectator for the strength of the landscapes, for the brightness of the colors, and for the beauty of the views he describes.

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