Brazil - Switzerland
Christina Oiticica was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1952. She lives in Geneva since 2008. Studied at the School of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro (1969-1975), Architecture at Bennett University Center (1976-1980) and the Circle of Fine Arts in Madrid (1986 and 1990). He has always worked with the signs of the feminine: the food of life, fertility, maternal spirituality and the feminine universe; at first it was completely unconscious.
In 2003, he resided in the Pyrenees region of France. At the time, I was preparing a exhibition in Paris for which he had to paint large canvases. She lived in a hotel where there was no place to set up a workshop. She then started to work on his paintings outdoors, in the countryside. One morning she noticed that leaves and bugs had fallen onto the canvas overnight and mixed with the paint. That pleased her immensely. She developed a technique where paintings are buried, left in riverbeds, attached to trees in forests, etc. but recently comes working with salt, and in 2022 he left his paintings in the Salinas de Marsala in Sicilia Then use a product to stop nature's interference. Christina understood that her work needed to leave the studio walls. She if became a partner with nature and her work somehow received her fingerprint.
Oiticica believes it is a powerful partnership because when she withdraws a work of nature is always a big surprise. And it doesn't matter where she left it: Amazon in Brazil, Pyrenees in France, Camino de Santiago in Spain, On the way to Kumano in Japan or Assisi in Italy, she is always moved and delighted to discover what nature's hands have made of its originals. She believes it is an art that cannot be imitated and in each case the action of the water and wind and the mystery of stones and soil interact in a unique way in your job. She does her share of the work and after returning to earth, she completes a period of telluric gestation and then the work is taken from nature. For Cristina, working on this theme corresponds to working with the sacred, the Great Mother, the Immaculate Conception.
Painting is like a seed that transforms. O The end product of all this is something very important to her. For her, it's not just something visual, but a whole energy involved in this transformation. Christina Oiticica has exhibited in more than 15 countries.
Coração da Bahia
Brazil - USA
Romero Britto, founder of the Happy Art Movement, is an internationally renowned artist who has created an iconic visual language of happiness, fun, love, and hope all its own inspiring millions worldwide.
Brazilian-born and Miami-made, Romero has made it to the top and is considered one of the most famous and celebrated living visual artists in the globe.
Britto’s appreciation of the masters Pablo Picasso, Henry Matisse, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Roy Lichtenstein influenced him to create a completely new artistic style by using vibrant, bold, and colorful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him.
His work has been exhibited in the most prestigious galleries and museums in over 120 countries, including the Louvre Museum and he was the first living visual artist to present his work at the Soumaya Museum. Romero Britto has also created innumerous public and private art installations, not to mention the largest in the history of London’s Hyde Park. He did the opening of the Super Bowl XLI in collaboration with the Cirque Du Soleil, was the official artist for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, ambassador to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, honorary torch bearer and ambassador for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Romero’s 60,000 sq. ft. studio in Miami has already hosted dignitaries, celebrities, innovators, and art patrons from all over the globe. Amongst his collectors are HM Queen Elizabeth II, HM King Charles, HM Queen Silvia, Tim Cook, Sir Elton John, Anna Wintour, Richard Branson, Carlos Slim, Alice Walton, Howard Buffett, Micky Arison, Wyatt Koch, Muhtar Kent, Ramon Laguarta, Jim Clerkin, Jean-Claude Biver, Alan G. Hassenfeld, Klaus Schwab, Leonardo DiCaprio, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Martin Scorsese, HM Queen Silvia, HRH Prince Charles, HRH Princess Madeleine, HM King Juan Carlos I, Tom Brady, Giselle, Natalia Vodianova, Paulo Coelho, Pelé, Neymar Jr., Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, Michael Jordan, Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Maluma, Dj Khaled, Justin Bieber, Marc Anthony, Shakira, Michael Jackson, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Oprah Winfrey, Sir Evelyn Rothschild, Eileen Guggenheim, Leonard Lauder, Steve Wozniak, Nobu Matsuhisa, Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay, Donatella Versace, Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce.
Britto, considered the most licensed artist in history, is a frequent speaker at the World Economic Forum (Davos, Switzerland) and is an activist for more than 250 charitable organizations, but most of all, he is an artist who believes that “art is too important not to share” and that he has a role as an agent of positive change.