ArtistErick Vittorino is a contemporary artist with a traditional European edge on his paintings. Radiant and colorful compositions in a refreshing contemporary style. His combination produces an attitude that is so special and so unlike any other.
As an artist, he has been a long-standing supporter of the Brazilian cultural events and ideas for almost 15 years now. From his early days as an adventurous start up when he moved in to the state of Connecticut, to his current role as a well respected emerging artist in the United states, Vittorino has continuously supported new ideas and also ensuring that the Brazilian History and the cultural roots are well represented and preserved.
In 2001 Vittorino was part of a fundrasing called "Bringing Brazil to the Library" where most of he's paintings was auctioned to raise funds for the local public library in Connecticut for the Brazilian literature. archive for the local Brazilians (Portuguese speakers) to have all access to vast quantities of books, videos, music and Brazilian movies. The main goal of this project was to ensure that Brazilians whom were born in the United States was able to keep the cultural roots alive to the new generation.
In 2009 he received the "Brazilian International Press Award" for Best Visual Artist in the United State of America, held annually in Florida. The BPA is the most prestigious and well recognized award for the Brazilian Culture in North America.