ARTE NA FAVELA: Patrick Betts @ Santos throughout May
Santos Cafe Ponsonby has always been a great champion of local artists, and their art wall has been part of the vibe since 1996. Many young aspiring artists have become a household name since they first exhibited on Santos’art wall. The Santos art wall is named Arte Na Favela.
Exhibiting in May is artist Patrick Betts.
PATRICK BETTS otherwise known as placid was born in California and moved to New Zealand at the age of twelve. He used to be the artist for ic kreations clothing and now works at The White Owl Tattoo in Birkenhead. Surf and skate culture weighs heavy in his work as well as an underlying tone of degradation.