ARBUS Art Review

ARBUS, January 1, 2012

For Carlos Betancourt, examining and experiencing culture is essential to stimulating creativity. Throughout his career, the artist’s flamboyant oeuvre has explored issues of personal identity, heritage, and transculturation.
The artist grew up in Puerto Rico and moved to Miami over thirty years ago-falling immediately for the energy and elan of South Beach, a mid-century modern milieu.
“South Beach is a place of living culture... people live life as art," Betancourt explains.