French Neo-Pop artist Hervé Di Rosa was born in Sète, France in 1959. His signature caricatures have been described by critics as bold, loud, crass, sexual and expressionistic, but always in keeping with the spirit of Pop. The artist, aloof to the conventions of high-art, has embraced the so-called crafts for over 25 years and has unorthodoxly adopted an aesthetic akin to the common people.
For the last fourteen years Di Rosa has traveled the world applying his bold designs to traditional techniques. He began his voyage in Sophia creating his own icons in the traditional Bulgarian icon-painting style. From there he went on to design woven baskets with Zulu craftsmen in South Africa and then continued to West Cameroon, Vietnam and Haiti.
Di Rosa's work has been featured by many prestigious institutions worldwide, including the Museum of Groningen, Netherlands, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Grand-Palais, Paris, Centre d'Art Contemporain de Flaines, Cluses, and the Museo de Arte Contemporánero de Oaxaca, Mexico. He was commissioned to execute numerous public frescoes and murals in Italy, France, Japan, and Mexico. He currently lives and works between Miami and Paris.