Bernard Solco is an American multimedia artist, active in painting, sculpture, photography, and design. Solco is best known for his large-scale paintings of product barcodes and paintings that have been inspired by current trends in automatic identification technology. Solco has an impressive portfolio of celebrity client portraits. Solco’s innovative art has been written up in the New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, The London Daily Mail, and other print and online publications. Solco’s art has been acquired by prominent collectors in the arts and industry such as Brooke Shields, Aaron Spelling, Wayne Newton, Eastman Kodak, General Motors & Christies of London. Bernard Solco is an accomplished portrait painter with an extensive number of commissions for celebrities and prominent world figures such as Donald Trump, Henry Kissinger, Siegfried & Roy, Bruce Springsteen, NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and George Steinbrenner. Bernard Solco has exhibited his unique artwork alongside other renowned artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, Britto, Keith Haring, and Crash to name a few. He is currently creating new works on canvas for upcoming events in 2018.
Solco’s newest series of paintings actually communicate to the viewer with an app that can be downloaded to any smartphone. They are the world’s first talking paintings.