Betan Prismas

Betan Prismas Interview – 21- 09-2021

1- How do you define yourself? How do you define your projects?

I am a very sensitive, active person with a high sense of aesthetics, who has always found pleasure in everything that represents or is in balance and harmony; projecting that energy into my creative projects, whether in painting, drawing, photography or working as an art director for publicity, videos and Films. Have been the tools and medias with which I have experimented the most over the years.

My projects have changed and develop a lot, over the years. As an artist, I assume my own language in evolution, where through experimentation and the study of materials, forms and visual effects, I am observing how the work evolves in the recognition of rhythms, pulses, generating infinity of forms and multiplication of geometries.
How it is being created games of repetition, vibration, projection, movement, coexisting in its entirety as a single visual set in harmony with the space. It has been incredible to observe and witness what has become and how it will continue to evolve.

PRISMS, constitute all these processes made work, a contemplative and sensitive plastic proposal, which uses its vibratory effect to unfold into infinite forms, in a multiplicity of its own geometries that are dispersed and transformed, serving as a vehicle for light, generating second fields of geometries in light traveling in its infinite vectors.

Betan Prismas @betanprismas

2- How did you start working on street art?

Moving to Spain, Barcelona, ​​gave me the opportunity to create on a larger scale in the streets; Galleries and calls for street art fairs allowed me to give my first beginnings and allow me the opportunity for my work to be exhibited and that it could be seen and thus get opportunities to paint in different countries and cities.

3- Where do you find the inspiration to create your projects? Are they modifiers of urban space?

Inspiration comes from various sources, but above all from nature, and you wonder how if there is nothing that evokes nature in my works? Well, yes, and quite a bit… since nature is mathematical and provides auras in its splendor. And my work is about that mathematics, those codes, those harmonic proportions, which are being created and expanded. It is what to the eye of the observer is seen as something harmonious and in balance.

The Fibonacci sequence, the golden ratio, the golden number; they are present in nature and are standards of beauty, uniqueness and intelligence.

What mathematics does is order the gear of each of its parts, either from the micro as an atom or in the macro, as a galaxy.

Just by looking around, we find the harmonious language of mathematics. If we look closely at the shapes and relationships in nature, we can see the perfection in the various geometric shapes all the time. Fractals, spirals, hexagons, repeating patterns, are just some examples of the forms that nature is capable of create.

4- What does Street Art represent for you in this constantly changing world?

Street art has always been a medium of expression, more and more sophisticated and even larger works are seen; carried from scales that go from small walls to complete buildings; allowing to take personal work that before was only seen on canvas, paper or fabrics, on a larger scale. Intervened Poles, columns, doors, tanks, buildings, boats, cars … everything … allowing at the same time greater communication and reach. Street art gives the opportunity to open a door with people, with the community, so that everyone can see your work, therefore your expression, without the need to be in a gallery, or in a studio, or a house; It is on the streets, it is visible to everyone. Without discrimination, regardless of race, gender, age, religion, philosophy of life, taste, inclination; in short, it is the opening to a world of possibilities.

5- Do you think Street Art should be legal or should it continue to be a form of art pursued by the police? Have you ever had problems?

I think that street art has evolved just as societies have changed. Every time there is more openness, in many areas, such as socially and of course culturally. As minds and consciences open up, different languages ​​of communication are generated, and these at the same time will evolve over the years. What began as perhaps a complaint or an action for thinking differently and creating contrast for a group of people, who needed to express all that contained and repressed energy, all those ideals and thoughts, using as a medium of expression sprays in trains and walls; Nowadays it continues to be the same language of expression, perhaps with many more materials and techniques, allowing a range of possibilities in that communication, in that thinking and feeling, but already from more stylized and sophisticated constructions.

Street art is increasingly being considered an art, and generating different responses of acceptance, by the citizens as it was before.

Municipalities, Government Headquarters, Galleries and cultural organizations are those that are integrating to the realization of more and more urban projects, expanding the awareness of societies and allowing them to take a different look at urban art, incorporate many more people to experience and express it.  Considering it and having a different look than it was before.

6- How long does it usually take to prepare each project?

It depends, there are projects that come out faster, like others that take more time. Sometimes you think that the simple is going to take a short time and in the end something happens that gets complicated and takes more time than you thought. Painting in the street makes you consider many factors, rain, wind, a lot of sun, fatigue, the state of the wall; It may happen that you are painting a wall and it collapses, or the paint falls off, etc; Or on the contrary, nothing happens and everything goes well at its own time and rhythm. There are many factors, so each project is unique and I could not say that it has a specific time. In festivals you usually have a certain time, and that can be a bit unsettling, because you depend on many things, as I explained; you try to do your best and not stop painting, continue today and advance as much as you can because tomorrow you don’t know what might happen ; )

 Interview conducted by Art Bill – journalist and owner of Street Art In Action.


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