Betirri

Betirri was born in 1982 in Puebla, Mexico. In 1997, he moved with his mother and his two siblings to Houston, TX where they still currently reside. In Houston, Betirri continued his lifelong interest in art and architecture and obtained his Bachelors of Arts in Architecture from the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and his Bachelors of Fine Arts at the University of Houston. He also studied abroad in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy where he had the opportunity to experience and embrace the grandeur of some of the world’s greatest artists and their culture. Betirri has been gaining much international momentum as more people are finding out about his art. He is best known for Futbol Series, in which he vividly paints the passionate essence of team rivalries in the “beautiful game”. His other works include the Vintage Car Series, Border Series, Olympic Series, Architecture Series, and the fun and lively Vitamin Series. Betirri’s work exhibits his vast artistic range. He has a poignant natural ability to see things with an expansive view and then beautifully transform his vision into art. Bettiri’s aspiration is to continue to unite the undying passion for futbol with the eternal beauty of art, and through his work, he hopes to one day become a part of art history. ABOUT WORK In our past, the great painters before us, like Michelangelo, Monet and Picasso, brought eternal life, beauty and emotion to subjects that carried inherent significance in their times (religion, events, war and landscapes). With the futbol series, I bring to life the significance and inherent beauty of futbol. Just like with millions of people throughout every nation in the world, futbol has always been an integral part of my life. More than the joy of playing futbol and it being part of my heritage, I paint futbol because I believe in it. I believe in its unrestrained beauty and potential, its long standing and revered tradition and its captivating power to unite and move the people of the world. The people of the world refer to futbol as the beautiful game. It is a sport nearly parallel to an art form as you engage practically every part of your body in rhythmic unison, moving as one with the ball. It has a very profound effect upon the people of the world because it is everyone’s sport and anyone, anywhere can play. You don’t have to be the strongest or the tallest, or have money. All you need is a ball and the earth beneath your feet. Every four years, futbol brings the world together to share their passion and experience the World Cup. Crime rates go down and everyone—the young, old, male, female, people of every color, the rich and the poor all become united by our passion for the goal. I memorialize the beautiful game, and the passion that I share with so many onto canvas. Whether or not you are familiar with futbol, I try to express the deep emotion, the rhythm, and the powerful sentiments within my paintings. The absence of the players’ image, upon a distinctive backdrop, shifts our focus to the rich detail of the values, lighting and the perceived motion of the bodies juxtaposed in competition, and it allows the rivalry and traditions of this beautiful sport to live on as timeless. Betirri joined Society6 on August 28, 2012

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Betirri was born in 1982 in Puebla, Mexico. In 1997, he moved with his mother and his two siblings to Houston, TX where they still currently reside. In Houston, Betirri continued his lifelong interest in art and architecture and obtained his Bachelors of Arts in Architecture from the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and his Bachelors of Fine Arts at the University of Houston. He also studied abroad in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy where he had the opportunity to experience and embrace the grandeur of some of the world’s greatest artists and their culture. Betirri has been gaining much international momentum as more people are finding out about his art. He is best known for Futbol Series, in which he vividly paints the passionate essence of team rivalries in the “beautiful game”. His other works include the Vintage Car Series, Border Series, Olympic Series, Architecture Series, and the fun and lively Vitamin Series. Betirri’s work exhibits his vast artistic range. He has a poignant natural ability to see things with an expansive view and then beautifully transform his vision into art. Bettiri’s aspiration is to continue to unite the undying passion for futbol with the eternal beauty of art, and through his work, he hopes to one day become a part of art history. ABOUT WORK

In our past, the great painters before us, like Michelangelo, Monet and Picasso, brought eternal life, beauty and emotion to subjects that carried inherent significance in their times (religion, events, war and landscapes). With the futbol series, I bring to life the significance and inherent beauty of futbol. Just like with millions of people throughout every nation in the world, futbol has always been an integral part of my life. More than the joy of playing futbol and it being part of my heritage, I paint futbol because I believe in it. I believe in its unrestrained beauty and potential, its long standing and revered tradition and its captivating power to unite and move the people of the world. The people of the world refer to futbol as the beautiful game. It is a sport nearly parallel to an art form as you engage practically every part of your body in rhythmic unison, moving as one with the ball. It has a very profound effect upon the people of the world because it is everyone’s sport and anyone, anywhere can play. You don’t have to be the strongest or the tallest, or have money. All you need is a ball and the earth beneath your feet. Every four years, futbol brings the world together to share their passion and experience the World Cup. Crime rates go down and everyone—the young, old, male, female, people of every color, the rich and the poor all become united by our passion for the goal. I memorialize the beautiful game, and the passion that I share with so many onto canvas. Whether or not you are familiar with futbol, I try to express the deep emotion, the rhythm, and the powerful sentiments within my paintings. The absence of the players’ image, upon a distinctive backdrop, shifts our focus to the rich detail of the values, lighting and the perceived motion of the bodies juxtaposed in competition, and it allows the rivalry and traditions of this beautiful sport to live on as timeless.

Betirri joined Society6 on August 28, 2012.

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