Born in 1968 in Menton and living in Gorbio, the French artist Eric Brocchi is an Air Brush artist, working with automobile paint and varnish. His passion is creating portraits, which he realises with almost photographique perfection.
He is regularly showing his works in the area with a first solo exhibition in 2004 at the Banque von Ernst in Monaco.
In 2007 HSH Princess Stéphanie of Monaco assigns to Eric Brocchi the artistic decoration of the entire Café du Cirque in Monaco and of the VIP Pavilion of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco at the Chapiteau in Fontvieille with scenes of circus animals and artists.
The same year marks another important step in Eric’s career. He creates his first abstract works of art by developing a completely new technique of applying and overlaying colour, without brush, resulting in an important relief and finishing off with varnish. Thanks to this technique all his works are unique pieces of art, which cannot be reproduced.
During the month of January 2008, Eric does another solo exhibition of his air brush works at the Vieux Presbytère in the Village of Gorbio. During this exhibition, he creates live on site portraits of the inhabitants of Gorbio, “Les Gorbarins”.
In 2009, Eric Brocchi participates at the “Eco Art Parade of Monaco” by creating an impressive Bonnelli Eagle, which he decorates with scenes of beautiful nature of all 5 continents as well as of ecological catastrophes triggered by mankind. HSH Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, Café du Cirque and Monte-Carlo Festival are Eric’s sponsors in this venture. His Eagle was sold at auction at the profit of the Fondation Prince Albert II and is on permanent display in the gardens of the Park Palace in Monaco.
In 2011 the artist participates at “L’Open des Artists de Monaco 2011” organised by Galerie de L’Entrepôt, Monaco. The theme of this competition is « Heureux qui, comme Ulysse, a fait un beau voyage », for which Eric creates his painting « Ulysse ».
In January and February 2012 Eric Brocchi does another solo exhibition, this time of his abstract works. The exhibition is held at the Library of the Palais d’Europe in Menton.
The artist is currently working on his “Diva Series”, including portraits of Edith Piaf, Marlene Dietrich, Katherine Hepburn, Ida Lupino and others.