I bumped into many great works made by Tape Art during this year. Street style, ‘paintings’, portraits or even a wall covered by artistic tape (exposed at the beginning of the year at the bar Jaguar shoes , in London) give us the ideia how irreverent this technique is.

Here is the compilation of some of that! ;-)

1. ORTO. It is a collective of art, from Slovenia, which abuse of the coloured tapes to make their street art. Beautiful result and cool footage.

ORTO website: http://www.orto.si/tapeart/

Via Zupi

2. The portraits bellow were made by the artist Erika Iris Simmons, who works with non-traditional media, including Tape Art. The two portraits of musicians were made out of recycled cassette tape with original cassette which is part of a serie entitled ‘Ghost in the Machine’.

Iris website and flickr: http://www.iri5.com/Portfolio.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/iri5/sets/72157611954107572/

3. Mark Kraisman, Ukrainian artist who lives and works in the USA. Kraisman achieves very impressive results in images that  look like paintings when seen from the distance. In this approach, he overlaps different numbers of layers of the tape to make brighter or darker areas, creating shades and volumes. Everything is made on a light box where the background is illuminated to show the piece in all its splendor.
In one of his series, he took frames from his favourite movies and recreated them with stunning details.
These ones bellow are from Hitchcook’s thrillers “The 39 Steps” and “Spellbound”.

Mark website: http://www.khaismanstudio.com/

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