Twilight: See the world through surrealist eyes

Artist Joseph Betty’s latest show, Twilight, opens at the Conch Shell House this Saturday.

The exhibition, a fundraiser for Cayman Hospice Care, will comprise of 21 pieces of artwork, a mixture of mix media and acrylic on canvas.

Commenting on the show’s over-arching theme of love, meditation and serenity, the artist said the work depicts the unseen through his surrealist eyes.

‘Over the last few years I have got caught up in a spiritual and serene way of living,’ Betty said. ‘I have totally forgotten self and have focused my attention on other human beings. I wanted to take this unseen feeling, put it on canvas and see what it would look like with my own eyes.’

‘I would say the show was inspired by me wanting to see the hidden aspect of human beings,’ he added.

The show will be a mixture of still life, portraits, cubism and surrealism.

The self-taught artist and published poet attended the Jamaica School of Arts and Drama. His artwork is often inspired by Cayman’s Caribbean Sea and can be seen in collections at the Cayman Islands Museum and the National Gallery. His last solo exhibit, She Was Founded Upon the Sea, was held at the Westin resort in March this year.

Twilight will be the artists last show before leaving Cayman to pursue a masters degree in psychology and sociology.

All artworks will be for sale with 50 per cent of the proceeds going to the Cayman Islands Hospice Care.

The show opens 5pm to 8pm and will run until Monday 18 December. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

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