William Betts, ‘Full Moon, El Cuyo Yucatan, 03/21/2019’, 2019, Painting, Acrylic on canvas, Richard Levy Gallery
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William Betts

Full Moon, El Cuyo Yucatan, 03/21/2019, 2019

Acrylic on canvas
72 × 72 in
182.9 × 182.9 cm
.
$10,000
Location
Albuquerque, Santa Fe
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Richard Levy Gallery
Albuquerque, Santa Fe

Steeped in superstition and intrigue, the moon is a fascinating subject; we all see the exact same …

Medium
Condition
The artwork is in excellent condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed on the back.
Frame
Not included
Series
Moons
William Betts
American
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William Betts uses painting to explore images in the age of surveillance. He creates his work like a pointillist painter, carefully applying hundreds of acrylic dots to canvas to mimic the pixelated images captured by CCTV, or translating a single row of pixels from a digital photo into abstractions with an uncannily organic quality. Betts updates this method for the current century, using software and a CNC machine to deconstruct and replicate the image. “I look at images as a collection of data,” he has said, adding, “I use that data, either abstracting it or modifying it or manipulating it, to arrive at the image that I want.” By bringing these mundane snapshots of everyday life into the gallery, Betts casts the viewer as voyeur and reminds us that we are constantly being watched.

William Betts, ‘Full Moon, El Cuyo Yucatan, 03/21/2019’, 2019, Painting, Acrylic on canvas, Richard Levy Gallery
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Richard Levy Gallery
Albuquerque, Santa Fe

Steeped in superstition and intrigue, the moon is a fascinating subject; we all see the exact same thing and yet it means something different to each of us. It fosters events and marks time. It is an empty vessel onto which we can project our imaginings and see exactly what we want.

Each moon painting is based on a …

Medium
Condition
The artwork is in excellent condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed on the back.
Frame
Not included
Series
Moons
William Betts
American
Follow

William Betts uses painting to explore images in the age of surveillance. He creates his work like a pointillist painter, carefully applying hundreds of acrylic dots to canvas to mimic the pixelated images captured by CCTV, or translating a single row of pixels from a digital photo into abstractions with an uncannily organic quality. Betts updates this method for the current century, using software and a CNC machine to deconstruct and replicate the image. “I look at images as a collection of data,” he has said, adding, “I use that data, either abstracting it or modifying it or manipulating it, to arrive at the image that I want.” By bringing these mundane snapshots of everyday life into the gallery, Betts casts the viewer as voyeur and reminds us that we are constantly being watched.

William Betts

Full Moon, El Cuyo Yucatan, 03/21/2019, 2019

Acrylic on canvas
72 × 72 in
182.9 × 182.9 cm
.
$10,000
Location
Albuquerque, Santa Fe
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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