Geometric Tape Installations by Aakash Nihalani

New York-based artist Aakash Nihalani is taking tape to the next level and beyond. He creates geometric, site-specific works of art using tape on walls, sidewalks, and every surface in between. The urban environment is his canvas and it appears that nothing is off limits from his three-dimensional looking works.

The optical illusions that are formed with his lines of colorful tape are unreal. I love how it makes you look at things in a whole new perspective.

His artist statement says it all:

I’m not trying to push a certain highbrow logic or philosophy or purposefully communicate through the esoteric medium of art. I work instinctively, trying to follow my gut about the sensation of color and space, and have fun doing it.

Some of his sculptures:

Images via Eye Scream Sunday (Nihalani’s blog).

[via My Modern Met]

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.