Born in Puebla, Mexico, Betirri is internationally recognized primarily by his signature ‘Futbol Series’ paintings depicting bodiless sport figures in motion. His work ranges from figurative to conceptual expressing always the essence of an idea or subject. He is also the official artist of the Houston Lamborghini Festival since 2014.
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 had the opportunity to exhibit his work globally including cities like New York, U.S.A. (2013), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2014), Miilan, Italy (2015), Vancouver, Canada (2015), Puebla, Mexico (2016).
Betirri has been commissioned to work on projects with Reebok-Brazil, Major League Soccer, and the NFL. His work has been in numerous newspapers and magazines publications such as ESPN, Yahoo Deportes, Fox Sports Italia, What’s On magazine in Dubai and Hedge magazine from England.
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 ‘THE FUTBOL SERIES’
With the futbol series, Betirri brings 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 his life. More than the joy of playing futbol and it being part of my heritage, He paints futbol because he believes in it. He believes 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 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.