An impressive collection of artworks and sculpture by world-renowned artist Romero Britto will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at LaMantia Gallery in Northport, New York.
The exhibition previews July 15, 2017 and opens to the public on Saturday, July 22, 2017 with a series of live Artist Appearances by Britto. The gallery will host public exhibitions on Saturday, July 22 from 6-8 pm and Sunday, July 23 from 2-4 pm.
RSVP’s required: 631-754-8414 or email@example.com.
Romero Britto is a Brazilian neo-pop artist, painter, serigrapher, and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work, using vibrant colors and bold patterns as a visual expression of hope and happiness. Born in Recife, in Northeast of 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. With an inordinate passion to excel, he prospered academically. Still, Britto’s artistic nature eventually led him to seek experiences outside the classroom. 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.
Britto has lived in Miami, Florida since 1989. Shortly after Britto arrived in the United States, Michel Roux, founder of Absolute Vodka’s Absolute 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 the 2016 Presidential campaign of governor Jeb Bush as well as for Monsanto, Bain Capital, Movado, Philip Morris, Academi (formerly Blackwater), Disney, Enrico Coveri, Pepsi, the United Nations, BMW and Royal Caribbean Cruises. Britto has one main art gallery in Miami, on South Beach on Lincoln Road.
Nina Girolamo is an accomplished artist dedicated to using life experience as a form of exploration. She has had an extensive career in equine photography, spanning from the shores of California across to the marshes in the South of France. Every collection has begun with her appreciation for these beautiful creatures that have roamed the world for centuries.
Born in Long Island, New York, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Long Island University, with a concentration in photography. She continued to pursue art in all different forms, graduating from the prestigious Parsons School of Design, as well as the New York School of Interior Design.
She began her photographic career on the back of a motorcycle, perusing the West Coast of the United States. It is here that she began to fall in love with not only the beauty of the sprawling lands, but the animals that inhabit them. This pivotal moment is what helped shaped her career in equine photography, and began her long span relationship with the souls of the horses. Photographing horses in both captivity and the wild, Nina has been able to uniquely express the untold story of each horse throughout her collections.
Through this work, Nina has become aware of the hardships of these animals as well. Because of this, she is a supporter of the non-profit horse rescue, Equine Outreach, which facilitates in the rescue, rehabilitation, and permanent placement of abused, neglected and unwanted horses.
Since the beginning of the new millennium, literally thousands of collectors from around the world have added one or more of Alexei Butirskiy images to their collections.
What has caused this immediate and enthusiastic reception? As Aristotle once said, “Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.”
No one could have described Alexei’s complex painting technique more succinctly!
In his own unique way, Alexei Butirskiy achieves a marvelous transition from what is often unattractive source material through a masterful enhancement process of addition and subtraction, until he awakens the sleeping beauty in each composition.
“When I paint, I don’t just copy from any particular place. I try to memorize the original impression I had when I was somewhere, and then I recompose it in my head, based on how I feel about it. After that, I paint. I think it is very important for an artist to not just copy mechanically from nature. In that case, the artist could be replaced by a camera.
An artist should rather have a goal and then follow it to create the emotional images and a special atmosphere in the painting, and to thereby convey an individual message. Painting nature with all its many faces is always magnificent. To me, there is no such thing as bad weather.”
Alexei Butirskiy brings a genuine expression to the art world and a sense of both mystery and belonging to each of his paintings. “The source of my inspiration is life itself. I find peace and harmony all around me. I observe the beauty of my surroundings and love to share my appreciation of the world through my eyes and transfer it to my viewers by way of my canvas.” Born in Moscow in 1974, Alexei Butirskiy entered Moscow Art College in 1992. In 1996 he finished his studies at the Art College and graduated with an Excellence Diploma. In 1998 he completed the Russian Academy of the Arts where he studied under respected professor L.S. Hasyanova.
Since 2001, Butirskiy has participated in over 100 exhibitions. In 2007, Alexei was invited to exhibit at the prestigious Il Vittoriano in Italy. He has exhibited at one-man shows and auctions in Russia, England and the United States.
Most recently, Alexei has concentrated his efforts primarily on representing urban life around him in unembellished, truthful terms. A sense of tranquility is conveyed in each of his paintings. They are typically without action or conviviality, and most are uncannily still, with only light, space, shadows and color offering dialog.
The power and intensity of the relationship between light and dark are the profound forces of his work. The sophisticated application of light effects with color reinforce the majesty of his compositions. Butirskiy’s paintings are reminiscent of the works of Claude de Lorraine and Caravaggio with their luminescent qualities and skillful variations of light and dark.
Alexei Butirskiy’s ability to combine architecture, color and format is a refined skill normally reserved for artists much his senior. As a result, he ranks among Russia’s top emerging artists. His work is exhibited in galleries and private collections throughout France, England, Austria, Germany, Morocco, Switzerland, Russia, Canada and the United States. From Russia with Love!
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