Romero Britto is a Brazilian neo-pop artist, painter, serigrapher, and sculptor who combines elements of cubism, pop art, and graffiti in his work. Using vibrant colors and bold patterns, Britto aims to create a visual expression of hope and happiness. Born in Recife, in Northeast Brazil, Britto lived an extremely modest childhood while growing up among a big family of eight brothers and sisters. However, his innate creativity allowed Britto to fill his life with images of a bigger and more beautiful world beyond his own. Self-taught at an early age, he painted what he saw and what he imagined on surfaces such as newspapers, cardboard or any scraps that he could find. In 1983, Britto went to Paris where he was introduced to the works of Matisse and Picasso. After exhibiting in a few galleries and private shows, Britto was encouraged to travel to the United States where Pop Art was flourishing. Shortly after Britto arrived in the US, Michel Roux, founder of Absolut Vodka’s Absolut Art AD Campaign, happened by Britto’s first studio in Coconut Grove, Florida. Roux quickly asked Britto to reinterpret the famous bottle, which would be published and seen by millions. Britto has completed other corporate works for Monsanto, Bain Capital, Movado, Philip Morris, Disney, Enrico Coveri, Pepsi, the United Nations, BMW, and Royal Caribbean Cruises. Britto lives and works in Miami, Florida.