William Betts | 1800 Tequila Essential Artists

William Betts

William Betts left the software field in 2001 for good to pursue his lifelong dream of being a professional painter. Unable to shake his past, Betts uses software controlled machines to create paintings that examine the role of technology in how we view and document the world around us including surveillance, aerial imaging, web-cams and the ubiquitous cell phone camera. Betts uses seemingly benign, approachable and often sexy images to explore the many complex social, ethical, and political issues surrounding these new ways of seeing. His work has been written about extensively and exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. He lives and works in Houston, Texas and Miami Florida.

Artist: William Betts
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William Betts | 1800 Tequila Essential Artists