We follow his path since 2015 when he coloured with red tape a large area on a 70 meter long bridge, surprising us all. We spotted him the same way he did with tape art. That was his first intervention as “Margalef”. Instead of using graffiti he was seduced by this ephemeral art, durable and practical, and acknowledges that it was a good choice. After this powerful visual intervention he began searching for references and to look especially on the technique, to learn the tricks and the possibilities offered by tape art. What was his surprise to learn that in Berlin it was already a well-established art, and so he continued by consulting marks and references through us… the Tape Art Society. Very good choice Margalef!
His works focus on the intervention of spaces to give them a new temporary nature. Adopts basic and universal patterns, and applies them according to the context or the support where the tape will be applied, which is really what defines the final shape and the extension of the work.
One of the things that Margalef likes more about tape art is that it does not require other treatments or tools, “just apply and you have it. Oh, and you can always rectify easily! In addition, anyone can help you, since it does not require a special artistic ability, just being careful and trust in what you are doing”
And like many of us, he likes tape art because it allows him to perform in the urban space without any hindrance or limitation, in an honest fashion and proving that you can do things without damaging the environment. He confesses to us that “results are always satisfactory; and every time there is more awareness and interest in this technique and it is even valued working it at the educational level for the little ones”.
Without a doubt a great tape artist who is going to give us a lot to talk about. Thanks Margalef, for making part of the TAPE ART SOCIETY.