Thursday, March 27, 2014

William Betts

William Betts pushes the boundaries of painting by using digital and industrial technology to create interesting paintings in a pointillist style using a computer robot to place coloured paint in dots on a canvas. This gives them a CCTV look, the inspiration for his surveillance series. His line series also uses digital technology innovatively to create abstract images using colour pixel samples from photographs and stretching them across the canvas. As Betts says "The resulting paintings capture and amplify the essence of the view by focusing on their organic rhythms and color relationships while removing other objective information."
 More information on how he creates them here.

The CNC machine applying paint
Untitled, Swimming Pool, 2012, acrylic on canvas
Ipanema Beach, 2011
In Plain Site
Interview with William Betts

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