Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Art and Design
Zekiel Dirk Betzer’s oil paintings are a visual representation of transfiguration – the elevation of daily life into myth. He believes that if we defer to monolithic ideologies to narrativize our life, we are prescribed a relationship with the transcendent, rather than discovering it, leading us down the path of ideological possession. He is principally interested in how we, as both artist and audience, invent meaning and how this invention informs the way we engage with reality; especially how objects or memories become sacred.
Betzer, Zekiel, "Apotheosis" (2023). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports, Spring 1920 to Spring 2023. 1729.
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