Gary Betts – 1000 Degrees - contemporary ceramic
After 25 years in the commercial
creative world. Gary Betts’ life was
derailed when three of his friends,
all in their late 40s, died within 4
months of each other. This shook
Betts to the core and was the
catalyst for him re-evaluating his
life. He decided to leave behind the
commercial world and focus his
creative energies in a more personal
and fulfilling way through
sculpture, which he’d put on hold
since art school.
His work is often described as
enigmatic, perhaps a clue is his past.
His father walked out when he was
only 4 years old and he grew up on a
council estate on the edge of Epping
Forest. Betts found sanctuary
playing and hiding in the woods that
held magical moments for him,
these are re-visited along with some
of the more turbulent emotions that
are also evident in his work.
Gary Betts’ first solo exhibition -
1000 Degrees is in London
27th-31st March 2012,
London W1S 3NG.
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