Betina was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She learned painting in the workshops of Carlos Kravetz and Juan Doffo. A visual artist, psychoanalyst and teacher, she still lives and works today in her hometown.
She has exhibited in different countries (France, USA, Italy, Uruguay, United Kingdom…) since 2003. In 2008 one of her works was selected by the Fine Arts Committee of the Beijing Olympics for the Olympic Museum collection.
The artist composes her paintings from a range of perfectly controlled tones. She combines the brilliance of enamel with acrylic. Her style bears traces of her artistic influences (abstraction, oriental art, informal art…). In her paintings shrouded in mystery, Betina seeks above all to convey an emotion. Her art is consistent with the principle that the experience of living prevails over knowledge and technical mastery. Emphasising spontaneity, the artist reserves a place for the random and unexpected. Through her abstract landscapes, she captures fleeting and intangible feelings: the softness of twilight, the silence of the dark night or the excitement of dawn. Only the titles of her works allow us to understand the subject represented (Freshwater, Fantastical city, River mirror…). Water holds an important place in her work and appears in a random drop or the flow of paint.
The canvas is for her a place of experimentation where opposing forces coexist (order and disorder, warm and cool colours….). Most of her paintings show two spaces, clearly demarcated by the confrontation of two colours (white and red, blue and gray…) from which disruptive elements (points, lines, spots…) pop. A landscape takes shape on this horizon.
Silent and yet so eloquent, her compositions cause a deep and universal feeling to surface from inside.