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William Betts

Swimmers III, Miami Beach, version 2, 2019

Acrylic on canvas
48 × 72 × 2 in
121.9 × 182.9 × 5.1 cm
This is a unique work.
$13,500
location
Albuquerque
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Richard Levy Gallery
Albuquerque
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My interest is in the exploration of the visual experience and how technology can enhance the …

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My interest is in the exploration of the visual experience and how technology can enhance the sensation of seeing and provide views and allow for visual explorations we could not otherwise experience. These paintings have their roots in digital photography, industrial technology processes, and classical painting. …

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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.

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About the work
Richard Levy Gallery
Albuquerque
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My interest is in the exploration of the visual experience and how technology can enhance the …

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My interest is in the exploration of the visual experience and how technology can enhance the sensation of seeing and provide views and allow for visual explorations we could not otherwise experience. These paintings have their roots in digital photography, industrial technology processes, and classical painting. …

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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

Swimmers III, Miami Beach, version 2, 2019

Acrylic on canvas
48 × 72 × 2 in
121.9 × 182.9 × 5.1 cm
This is a unique work.
$13,500
location
Albuquerque
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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