Take A Closer Look at OMA's Florida Prize Artists




SPONSORED: As we announced earlier in the month, the Orlando Museum of Art (Facebook | Website) has released their 2018 artist lineup for their annual blockbuster exhibit, Florida Prize in Contemporary Art. 


As in previous years, the chosen artists range from emerging to mid-career, with significant achievements and exhibitions under their belts, but the one thing they have in common is that they are progressive, contemporary artists.


Each chosen artist will show a site-specific body of work that gives an in-depth view of their practice. One artist will be chosen to receive a $20,000 award; the "Florida Prize."

This year's exhibition will run from June 2-August 19 and will kick-off with an Opening Preview Party on June 1 from 7-10 p.m. The party is a ticketed event with a sampling of local restaurant fare inspired by the work of the ten Florida Prize artists and a selection of cocktails.


Carlos Betancourt is an American artist, generally described as a multi-disciplinary artist. Betancourt artwork is in part inspired by his relationship with nature as well as by the diverse cultures and history of the Caribbean basin, Florida and the Americas. His work is also known for his glitzy bravado, re-introducing glitter and other colored materials to contemporary art. His ways of bending the lines between art, photography, and nature in his large format vinyl, photographs, installations and photo performances are considered highly innovative.


Carlos Betancourt Rincon Flamboyant Series Alberto con la tuna de la trastornada sexual entregada a Cristo 2005 Metallic Lambda print 56 x 45 in. Courtesy of the artist and CB Pelican © Carlos Betancourt Image courtesy of CBPelican
May 15, 2018