Less is often more and in this case, artist Aakash Nihalani got it right. He creates mind-bending installations that can easily have you second guessing whether they’re real or not. Using tape as his medium and the streets as his canvas, it may seem like his work is the result of photo editing, but the closer you look, the clearer it is he’s revolutionizing the tape art genre. #itsathing #maybe
Taking a 3D approach with his work and using neon colors allows the Brooklyn-based artist to invade urban landscapes – creating a major contrast between simplistic design and large outdoor/indoor spaces. He applies tape to pre-shaped cardboard before the installations make their debut on city walls and every other surface available. Much of the time, his pieces will cut through buildings and appear to float in thin air, modeling an interaction between what already exists and the art.
Aakash also creates collaborative work with other street artists, along with working in the realm of sculpture, print, and painting. In one of his most recent projects, he returns to the street to not only take over the walls but to solve some simple math problems. Check out the photos of his series “Sum Times” below:
- Juan Frausto