New York Art@Site Jordan Betten Graffiti High Line Zoo

Jordan Betten


graffiti High Line Zoo

High Line, 27th Street, Chelsea
If you walk the High Line park at night, you’ll see emus, elephants and psychedelic monkeys in mid-swing, all aglow. And this is without the use of hallucinogens. A group of artists including Sun Bae, Stuart Braunstein and Jordan Betten have transformed a Chelsea rooftop, between West 27th and 28th Streets, into a glowing sculpture garden with sound and video.
For an artist not usually associated with New York’s street art scene, Jordan Betten’s murals have a strong presence around Chelsea. His signature black and white paintings are linear and energetic — mimicking the lyrical styles of graffiti.
The same artist behind the Highline Zoo —a rooftop installation of zoo animals cleverly visible to visitors on the elevated park— Betten continues to explore alternative ways of displaying his work within the public realm. Taking advantage of the art community just at his doorstep, he allows neighborhood visitors to encounter his work without ever having to step foot within a gallery.