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Aakash Nihalani’s Playful Street Art Made With Tape

Aakash Nihalani

Aakash Niha­lani is a street artist based New York. Armed with tape as his medium, he crafts trompe l’oeil scenes by care­fully con­sid­er­ing per­spec­tive and the right van­tage point for a pho­to­graph. The result is work that’s engag­ing, vibrant, and fun. Niha­lani doesn’t try and attach a high brow mean­ing to his work, either.  He writes:

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.

Niha­lani goes on to say that this work is him con­nect­ing the dots as he sees them. I think it’s a lovely sentiment.

Not all of the fol­low­ing images are in New York, but all images are via his web­site. H/T Colos­sal.

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Gaia in Baltimore

Always a fan of Gaia’s work, he recently emailed me with some new work that’s up around Bal­ti­more. Hap­pen­ing upon his work is always great — it’s like find­ing money in your pocket. His newest pieces are large and ambi­tious, with even some doc­u­men­ta­tion of the actual appli­ca­tion of work.

The fol­low­ing process shots were taken by Larry Cohen:

The fol­low­ing pic­tures are all from Gaia’s pho­to­stream:

Gaia writes that the rooster cradling the head of St. John is as depicted by Guido Reni. Another loca­tion:

St John on Franklin St

Carrier Pigeon on Ashland Avenue