Born in Moncton, New Brunswick in 1983, Jared Betts earned a BFA from NSCAD University in 2010.
He has exhibited in over 100 group and solo exhibitions in Canada, Paris, Tokyo, London, New York City, Germany, Costa Rica and Iceland. Jared Betts is the recipient of seven ARTSNB grants and currently works out of Moncton, New Brunswick. His work is included in numerous corporate and private collections in Canada, Paris, China and Iceland.
“My paintings inhabit the space where consciousness descends into dream; where pattern and colour expand to become an immersive sensory experience. In this cerebral space, the synthetic fuses with the organic, and images dissolve into an amorphous arrangement of marks. I seek to examine this dream-like suppression of recognizable imagery. By combining the graphic edge of mark making with the sublime nature of the colourfield, I aim to create a surface that is both gently dissonant and hyperactive. Multiple layers of tension - between conscious and subconscious, pattern and color, flat surface and illusory depth – propel my desire to use visual cues as a means of stimulating metaphysical sensation.”