Santiago Betancur Z, ‘Bubbly Space’, 2013, Avant Gallery

About Santiago Betancur Z

Photographer and painter Santiago Betancur Z explores the intersection between science and abstract art in his photographic studies of bubbles, as well as producing life-size figure painting. In his photographs and video recordings, Betancur Z captures imagery of soap bubbles against dark backgrounds, showcasing the random kaleidoscopic color and light effects produced by the delicate spheres, and the chance allusions that occur in their surfaces, such as in Scream (2013), whose ghostly forms recall Edvard Munch’s iconic work. In his paintings, Betancur Z has depicted amorous couples and fictional characters, such as the Count of Monte Cristo.