Jeannette Betancourt (New York 1959) grew up in the Puerto Rican tropics, where her daily life allows her to experience the vital balance of the flow of nature, which inevitably includes her. Her games and, therefore, the acquisition of the founding knowledge of her being, takes place between the ravines and the treetops as well as in rural and urban life, with the turbulences of the environment and the battles that she turns into achievements. Her destiny drifts through different territories in the search for that which burns us inside, until it brings her to Mexico, where she encounters her great double discovery: love and art.
In Mexico City in 1985, Jeannette assumes herself to be a neochilanga and begins her integration into the art world, which she does with that telluric but subtle natural force that characterizes her. She is trained as a sculptor and confronts the materials in a direct, profound, and ethical dialogue. She forges herself as an artist and soon builds her voice and her language. Her work diversifies.
Jeannette rebels against planetary destruction through her work, which develops along formal and philosophical lines that point towards enunciation and denunciation. The work produced in this millennium is focused on abstracting the strength and aesthetics of nature to oppose it to the voracious anthropocentrism, it is loaded with meanings of resistance to the interruption of the natural flow produced either by the vain religious, food, political, extractive myths to establish what she perceived since she was a child: broken balance comes chaos.
For Tu de mi, yo de ti, women artists from Mexico.
A digital project by Carla Rippey.