Jordan Betten is a self-taught artist who loves the new and draws inspiration for his work from the street and the urban environment. He lives and works in Miami.
How did you get into art?
Art was a way to create everyday freedom and freedom is most important to me. Freedom to express, create, live and think.
How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?
I call my style, Urbanism, it has roots in the street and urban environments balanced with the influences of abstract and the contemporary art world. My art is a bridge between worlds, connecting them together and allowing them to move among both.
How do you go about developing your work?
I paint everyday, free style, trying to control as little as possible. I let the colors and composition dictate the development. A painting takes 5-10 days and can change significantly from day to day.
Who or what influences you?
My emotions and state of mind are my strongest influences. I paint when I feel anxious, I paint anger, I paint as a release. I try to create something everyday, if I don’t I start to go crazy. I need my hands to be in motion to feel at ease.
Make us curious. What is planned next?
I just built a chopper motorcycle, painted the gas tank and filmed the process (YouTube). I hope to build more and make more videos and incorporate my paintings into the builds.