Jordan Massey used to observe “graffiti trains” go by means of his hometown. Now, he makes use of spray paint to create every kind of artwork.
Jordan Massey grew up watching native graffiti artists paint the trains that got here by means of De Soto, Missouri. The “graffiti trains” arrived coated in designs from comparable artists round the USA. Massey would watch as they had been both repainted or left to take a seat within the yard for months earlier than shifting on.
“I bought to see loads of paintings that lots of people don’t get to see,” Massey stated. “That’s how I grew up, so I believe it was inevitable that I’d get into artwork myself.”
Now Massey, higher referred to as RiteHand Robotic, does artwork full-time. He does portraits, murals, stencils, digital artwork and even made props for a music video as soon as.
“Artwork is sanity for me,” Massey stated. “If I didn’t have a approach to produce and preserve myself busy, I’d go loopy.”
Massey has extreme obsessive-compulsive dysfunction and makes use of his artwork as an outlet to maintain himself targeted.
“Artists which were doing it for years don’t perceive how I lower stencils utilizing an Exacto knife,” Massey stated. “They’re all utilizing lasers to get theirs accomplished.”
RiteHand Robotic Studios is positioned in his storage and down the steps within the basement. Massey stated any artist will inform you how vital it’s to have your work station near residence.
“Having your studio in your house beats having a pen and paper in your nightstand,” Massey stated. “It beats making an attempt to sketch out your concept versus having the ability to bang it out instantly.”
Massey has been part of studios prior to now however described them as locations of artistic clashing and jealousy. He loves the liberty of having the ability to have his personal workspace and work every time he feels impressed.
When the climate is good, Massey works from his storage.
“[Spray Paint] simply isn’t good in your air high quality to do it indoors,” Massey stated. “I’ve three children and to assume that would give them any issues whereas their brains are growing; it’s simply not good.”
Massey stated spray paint doesn’t work properly on chilly surfaces, so within the winter, he’ll do loads of digital work in his basement studio. This previous winter he did e-book covers, album covers and portraits.
The 13 Roses Tattoo parlor in Maryland Heights has many RiteHand Robotic items on its partitions. Proprietor Matthew Womack met Massey at an area artwork occasion. Massey and round thirty different artists had been there showcasing their work.
“I’ve bought a weak spot for native artists,” Womack stated. “A few of [Massey’s] stuff that I’ve gotten is agenda motivated, however loads of it’s simply interesting to the attention.”
After that present, Womack would turn into a daily buyer of Massey’s paintings each for his residence and for his tattoo store.
Sooner or later, Massey desires to create an artwork present with artwork that’s painted with texture and made to be felt.
Massey hopes to get a number of different artists collectively to create a totally tactile present. He’s going to title the present “You are feeling me?”
“The primary factor you’re instructed at an artwork present is ‘don’t contact something,’” Massey stated. “I needed to create one thing you may contact and really feel the feel.”