“Eye candy” for the soul

Bertone In his Studio


paintings with oils in a wonderful eclectic style with whimsical cubist-like characters, telling vivid and sometimes comical stories. My colors are bright and bold with an expressive and unique perspective to make you feel good.

Bertone’s artwork explores many forms of abstraction, his latest body of work, It’s simultaneously modern, Retro-Pop & Pop-surrealism while his compositions are minimal and seductive.


Born 1959 in Jersey City, NJ. The son of an Italian mother who migrated to this country 8 months pregnant. Bertone has been painting since the age of five and is primarily a self-taught artist. In his works, Bertone paints his own version of reality for us all to see. He shows life in bits and pieces, taken apart and put back together, more beautiful and colorful than reality suggests. His contrasts in colors create an effect of soothing vibrancy, at once both calming and exciting. Bertone gives to commonplace subjects a phantasmagoric quality.”

In His artwork, which he applies strikingly in large distinct surfaced areas, You find bold and intense bright colors. The simplicity of his shapes, compositions and figures combined with bright colors give his artwork a special emotional expressiveness. Whilst observing His paintings you feel especially and emotionally touched…your spirits lifted… his artwork is bright and colorful and it appeals to be as “eye candy” for the soul.

Bertone’s work has been exhibited In New Jersey, New York USA, and Internationally.



ARTEXPO NY, New York, N.Y.- March 2007

ARTEXPO NY, NewYork, N.Y.- February 1997

ARTEXPO NY, New York, N.Y,- March 1996

ARTEXPO NY, New York, N.Y.- March 1995


Third Edition-1988-“Encyclopedia of Living Artists”.– Cover illustration- “Encyclopedia of Living Artists”. –Tenth Anniversary Edition- 1997.–


“EYE CANDY FOR THE SOUL” Planet Vivid Gallery, Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, GERMANY, -December.2008 •Gallery 51, Montclair, N.J.-March 24th – April 11th, 2007 •PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Paterson, N.J.- April 1988 •FINE ART CENTER, West Orange, N.J.-June 1987•VISUAL ART GALLERY, Jersey City, N.J.- March 24th – April 24th 1987 •SELTZER GALLERY, 444 Broom Street, SOHO,N.Y. – (Artist Run Cooperative Gallery Shows) April 24th- May 14th 1986


Long Island City, Arts Open “Art to Come” May 17th-22nd 2017•LIC OPEN “New Developments” May 20th-22nd-2016 Long Island City, NY• “Last Dance at The Old Gem Space”, Williamsburg, Brooklyn- A@RJune -2015″NYC SALON SHOWCASE”, Williamsburg, Brooklyn- Arts@RenaissanceFeb-March- 2015•EDARCOM EUROPA GALLERIA D’ARTE CONTEMPORANEA -APRILE 2010 – Roma IN ALLEGATO L’INVITO DELLA MOSTRA EDARCOM EUROPA   GALLERIA D’ARTE CONTEMPORANEA via Macedonia, 12/16 – 00179Roma, ITALY•Art Monaco International Artfair, Grimaldi Forum, France- April.2010•Berlin Liste International Art fair, Berlin,Germany- September.2009•BERTONE STUDIO, Montclair, NJ-May 31st- June 30th, 2003•WESTBETH GALLERY, N.Y.C.- June 1997•Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, N.Y.-January 28th – March 4th, 1996•WARD-NASSE GALLERY (Chelsea), NYC-June 5th – July 3rd, 2003•ARTISTS NIGHT, Ridgewood, N.J.- 1995•ART FORMS GALLERY, Red Bank, N.J.- June 10th – July 22nd 1994•A.J. LEDERMAN FINE ART, Hoboken, N.J.- December 1992 – February1993•THE EMERGING COLLECTOR, East Village, N.Y.C.- August, September & October 1989•THE MUSEUM OF THE NATIONAL ARTS FOUNDATION,J.K. Javits Center, N.Y.C., – September 1989•MUSEUM OF LUXEMBOURG, Paris, France- June 1989•NATHENS GALLERY, Paterson, N.J.- February 1989•MERCER STREET GALLERY, 55 Mercer Street, SOHO, N.Y.C.- December 1988•PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Paterson, N.J.- May 1988•MORRIN MILLER GALLERY, 119 West 57, NYC-May 9 – 22 1987•SELTZER GALLERY, 444 Broom Street, N.Y.C.- January & February 1986•KEAN MASON GALLERY, 50 West 57th Street, N.Y.C.- April 5th – 23rd 1983


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