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’s art has been acquired by prominent private and corporate collectors in the arts and industry such as Brooke Shields, Aaron Spelling, Wayne Newton, Eastman Kodak, General Motors & Christies of London. Bernard Solco is also an accomplished portrait painter with an extensive number of commissions to paint celebrities and notable world figures such as Donna Karan, Donald Trump, Bruce Springsteen, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Henry Kissinger, Siegfried & Roy, NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and George Steinbrenner to name a few. Bernard Solco has exhibited his unique artwork alongside other renowned artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Robert Indiana, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and other champions of the art world. He is currently creating new works on canvas for upcoming events in 2022.
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.