"Eye candy" for the soul
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE :
Painting 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.
"My paintings are not merely compositions of color and form but windows into alternate realities"
"I LOVE TO PAINT WHATEVER CAPTURES MY IMAGINATION... THE ULTIMATE FEELING IS EXPRESSIVE & PERSONAL"
COLORFUL POP FUSION:
In the vibrant tapestry of contemporary art, I am a painter who dances on the edge of tradition and innovation, weaving a narrative that transcends boundaries and defies categorization. My artistic journey unfolds in the realm of abstract figurative pop, a kaleidoscopic fusion of form and color that invites viewers to embark on a visual odyssey.
Working predominantly with the timeless medium of oil paint, I wield my brush as a conduit for emotion, translating the ineffable into a symphony of vibrant hues. Bold strokes and dynamic compositions characterize my work, a testament to the boundless energy and spirit that infuse each canvas. Through a harmonious marriage of abstraction and figuration, I seek to evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity, prompting viewers to explore the depths of their own imaginations.
Bright colors are my palette's heartbeat, pulsating with an intensity that resonates with the vivacity of the world around us. Each stroke is a celebration of life, a testament to the beauty found in the collision of disparate elements. From the sublime to the mundane, my paintings capture the essence of contemporary existence, offering a mirror that reflects the kaleidoscope of emotions inherent in the human experience.
The pop aesthetic, a nod to the cultural zeitgeist, permeates my work, infusing it with a sense of immediacy and accessibility. Drawing inspiration from popular culture, I reimagine iconic symbols and imagery, creating a visual language that speaks to the intersection of the past and present. In doing so, I invite viewers to engage in a dialogue with the familiar, prompting them to reconsider their relationship with the world that surrounds them.
As an artist, I see my role as that of a storyteller, crafting narratives that resonate on a visceral level. My paintings are not merely compositions of color and form but windows into alternate realities, where emotions are laid bare and the boundaries between abstraction and representation blur. In the ever-evolving landscape of contemporary art, I invite you to join me on this journey of exploration and discovery, where each canvas is a portal to a world of boundless creativity and infinite possibilities.
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
SOME PAST COLLECTIONS:
Larry Kramer & Catherine Brown/ Ron & Susan Katz/ Frank Pace/ Craig M. Schell/ Alan Schwinger/ Alcira Stern/ Denise Lockey/ Milan Kostic/ Susan Brod & Tony Higgins/ Eddie Diaz/ Debra Duckman/ Joseph V. Eagen/ Janice Halle/ Jim De Coursin- Syncom Inc./+ OTHERS