Geometric Tape Art by Aakash Nihalani

Artist Aakash Nihalani uses colored tape to create various geometric forms in locations around New York.

"I stumbled upon using tape by accident… I was using a painter’s roll to attach some screen prints to the wall for a student exhibition. There was a pedestal in the space that was casting a cubic shadow on the floor that matched the shapes I was using in my prints, so I outlined the shadow with the tape. It all made sense in that moment…"

"Coming from a suburban neighborhood, I was captivated by the urban architecture of the city when I moved here: big boxes, filled with smaller boxes, an endless network of cubes."

"Working with tape, my work differs from other street art in that it revels in the temporary. I like the flexibility of it, and that it’s not damaging to the built environment I’m working on."

"For however briefly, I am trying to offer people a chance to step into a different New York than they are used to seeing, and in turn, momentarily escape from routine schedules and lives."

"We all need the opportunity to see the city more playfully, as a world dominated by the interplay of very basic color and shape."

"I try to create a new space within the existing space of our everyday world for people to enter freely, and unexpectedly ‘disconnect’ from their reality."

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Source: designboom


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