We’ve featured Aakash Nihalani here on the site so many times, but for good reason: the guy is always doing new stuff, and his works are always so good. We are constantly checking out his Eye Scream Sunday Tumblr for inspiration. Nihalani is a master of 3D-illusion tape installations that are so playful, it’s hard […]
By Airin Dia in New Art on Thursday 11 July 2013
Aakash Nihalani’s style is recognizable across the wide variety of mediums he uses: minimal geometric shapes on a flattened visual plane, often employing different techniques of contrast and forced perspective to give the impression of virtual depth or movement.
Buff Diss is an amazing street artist from Australia who creates insane masking tape graffiti. If you’re thinking the use of tape would be detrimental to the the designs he could create, you are very wrong. Diss’ designs are intricate, well thought-out and easily removeable. What more could you ask for? Although, I’m not too sure you would want to remove the works of art. They make a lot of the spaces look a lot better, in my opinion.
Floors are just too drab. Glasgow-based artist Jim Lambie’s ZOBOP changes every time he stages the work as the floor varies all the time. Taping down rolls of vinyl tape, starting from the outlines of the floor space until he reaches the centre… the lesson here is that there is structure in madness.
I really love street art that is whimsical and gives me a mind smile. Aakash Nihalani has taken an ephemeral and more legal approach to street art by ditching the stencils, krink markers and wheat-paste for pop-coloured masking tape. Aakash produces unique 3D geometric shapes playing with illusions and the context of the location. I wonder how he would do at a fresh forensic scene.