Art Brokerage: Jozza Brazilian Artist: Born in 1958 in Hidrolandia, a small town located in central Brazil, Jozza comes from an artistic family. His mother was an art teacher and instilled a passion for art in Jozza since he was a young child. He grew up helping his father with his lumber storage; it was there that his creative spirit was born when he started to create wooden sculptures. Married at a young age, it was very difficult to go to art school due to the economic responsibility of supporting a family. One of the most exciting Pop Artists in the world today, Jozza creates his artistic vision with vibrant imagery and combinations of bright color and hard-edged abstract subjects. Painting a wide repertoire of subjects from flowers and still-life to people and cityscapes, his paintings are inspired by the simple streets of Brazil to the elegant cities of the United States; cities full of rhythm, nightclubs, subways, restaurants and still-life where urban life subjects are the heartbeat and soul of society. Inspired by Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Romero Britto and Peter Max, Jozza’s colorful, shimmering, animated subjects have been captured in over 1,000 works around the world to date. Jozza’s work is included in numerous public and private collections in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Spain and Germany. Definition of style and artistic evolution is an ongoing process, but already Jozza has achieved so much in a very short time. Jozza has held successful exhibitions at the New York ArtExpo, one of the biggest art shows in the world, over the past ten years. In 2007, his collection was completely sold out. Jozza’s work has been featured in the Hollywood movie, Transporter II, directed by Louis Leterrier starring Jason Statham. In 2009, Jozza was given the rare distinction of being able to create original and limited edition fine art of the Disney characters, an honour bestowed on Peter Max before him. Jozza’s original paintings of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto and other characters sell out instantly. More recently, he has expanded his creative offerings to include fine art painted doors, sculpture and other creative media commissions.