The Art of Memory | Carlos Betancourt | TEDxRVA

November 17, 2018

Carlos Betancourt is a contemporary visual artist based in Miami, Florida. In his multi-disciplinary artworks, Betancourt reinterprets the past and presents it in a new context while exploring issues of memory and personal experiences. His artwork also dwells into matters of beauty, identity, and nature. His talk addresses why he believes art and life shall be informed by ones own experiences and memories not necessarily the other way around.

 

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Cuban parents, he developed a love for nature and a passionate interest in the syncretic cultures and traditions of the Caribbean. Betancourt’s personal journey—physical, emotional, and intellectual—is the creative force behind his work. He eventually defined his general inspiration as personal-memory-oriented. In his multi-disciplinary artworks, Betancourt explores issues of memory and personal experiences, while also dwelling in matters of beauty, identity, and communication. By means of re-examination, he recycles and reinterprets the past and delivers it in a new and relevant context.

 

Carlos’s talk addresses why he believes art is informed by one’s own experiences, not necessarily the reverse. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx