In the last 5 decades Pop Art has usually evolved alongside of mass media and popular culture. Original artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselman brought art out of stuffy, high-end galleries and made it available to everyday Americans. Ever since then, Pop Art has encountered different waves of popularity. During the 1980’s, a style created known as Neo Pop Art that featured pop icons, animal figures and contained inserted psychological evaluations. Nowadays, 3 contemporary artists are redefining this particular art form with colors which are vibrant, bold outlines and playful themes.
Not too many understand that before Carlos A. Navarro evolved into a celebrated artist, the original career path of his was in the business world. Following years of spending extended workdays in what he describes as “too structured” of a world, Navarro left the business world to rekindle his passion for art. In 1992 the artist was approached by a family friend who offered him work painting a mural for a hotel on South Beach. Although the job ultimately fell through, Navarro had actually put together a variety of sketches, and chosen to commit them to canvas. This was the humble beginning of what has developed into a phenomenal career. His employment is a fusion of conventional Pop Art with Miami, Cuban, along with any other contemporary influences. His pieces have been included in the Smithsonian, and various exhibitions and festivals.
Tim Rogerson describes the own work of his as a “jigsaw puzzle of color to form an image.” Long realized as a rising star in Pop Art, Rogerson is best known for his detailed and vibrant renditions of common Disney characters. The prestigious Ringling School of Design and Art in Sarasota, Florida was attended by this artist. He majored in Illustration, and was awarded the 2003 Best Artist Award, and the 2003 and 2004 Best of Ringling Award. When recalling the experience of his at the art school, Rogerson stated “I was a really traditional art student and explored all of the works from the old masters to contemporary art.” Since graduating in 2004, Rogerson has contributed his artistic skills everywhere from SS Designs to Disney. His style has been known as inimitable and prolific. He’s now considered one of the best Pop Art artists in the world.
PET POP ART PORTRAIT began his career in Recife, Brazil. He grew up among eight brothers and sisters and also had a very humble childhood. However, his innate creativity made it possible for him to pack his life with colors which are brilliant and images. A lot of Britto’s original jobs are little known, but led to the discovery of his and important mark on the art world. He is a pop culture phenomenon who’s depiction of joyous and exultant figures have brought smiles to the faces of millions. When questioned about his inspiration for the work of his, Britto replied “I think that each human being should try to do great for another person. You’ll find a lot of different techniques to do it. My art is often an instrument for supporting people… What a really good feeling – that I are able to do that with my art…” He is one of the most iconic Pop Art artists of the previous ten years.
Together, Romero Britto, Carlos A. Navarro, and Tim Rogerson are forging a fresh style of Pop Art. They’ve definitively broken with the Pop Art of Warhol, Lichtenstein and Wesselman, plus have rather created a more contemporary and widely attractive identity. Nonetheless, they’ve preserved the original intent of making art more available to the masses. These artists have blurred the line between retail design and art, as they’ve licensed present collections, house wares and jewelry. Their use of sharply contrasting shades and playful themes has garnered public adoration, while demanding the respect of the high end art world.