Asthetics and Value exhibit FIU

2007

Carlos Betancourt’s work explores the relationship be ween art man
nature while recognizing that the three are inherent within each other from
Cuban parents, Carlos Betancourt was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1966.
At the age of 16 Betancourt moved to Miami, where he proceeded to folk
his initial aspiration to become an architect. He studied art, architecture, and
industrial design at Miami Dade Community College and the Art Institute of
Fort Lauderdale.
He is a visual artist interested in various types of creative media, and at times
explores their juxtaposition. His greater body of work consists of—but is not
limited to—installations and photography. Betancourt excels at creating
striking imagery that engages the mind and challenges perceptions. His worth
is stratified and requires reflection to uncover its veiled story.
He obtains inspiration in nature, especially in the lushness of his tropical island
homeland. He is attracted to archeology and finds insight in pre-colonial Tain
zymology. Contrastingly, he is infatuated by the modern-day bombarding of
imagery from the world of advertisement.
Carlos Betancourt is open to exploring and reinventing paradigms about art in his work.