Artist Aakash Nihalani is the mastermind behind these tape-based artworks, and his simple aesthetic has a deeper meaning than just decoration.
He states on his website “My street work consists mostly of isometric rectangles and squares. I selectively place these graphics around New York to highlight the unexpected contours and elegant geometry of the city itself. All execution of a piece is done on site with little to no planning.
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…
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 colour and space, and have fun doing it”.
I love his work, when I first saw his images I thought he had taken photos and then drawn these isometric images on them with paint. However, as he describes, they are actual installations with tape.