Rafael Doria, tape art with a Brazilian flavor

Rafael Doria is a graphic artist who for the last few months has started working with tape art and with very own style and results. He’s Brazilian and lives in Rio de Janeiro. We already announced that Brazil is the new hotbed of tape artists.

Rafael is inspired for his works in Brazilian urban popular culture.

Doria believes that “the adhesive tape is a cheap material that I can use quickly in scenery or urban art and I also have the impact that I want”.

He recognizes that he is beginning to experience the possibilities and the universe of tape art and is surprised by the great diversity that this type of art has. That is, as happens to the vast majority of those who tried the tape for the first time … is totally hooked. So much that he dreams of making an international installation in order to show better the Brazilian culture.

Rafael Doria we wish you the best and we know that, with the good start you have had, we’ll see each other again here.

Congratulations and as we always say … long life to the tape!

Order, progress and tape art

Brazil is the new hotbed of tape artists…

We are amazed at the number of artists who have joined the tape art in recent years in Brazil … and that is something that excites us. It seemed that the tape art, yes!, it was born in the United States at the end of the 80s, but really where it has excelled has been in Europe and specifically in the Nordic countries and in Germany. But as it’s an easy art to love, it quickly spread to other countries in Europe such as Spain or Italy and other continents.

Brazil is proof of that. We already know the tape artist Marina Rodrigues, Marcos Behrens, Murilo Cenovicz or the duo Do all Tape (Jully and João) and today we present two women who want to join this list of friends of tape art in Brazil:
They are Thaís Bulhões and Que Fita:
Thaís resides in Recife and its name is “magadasfitas”. It has a fun, spontaneous, figurative and very unique style. We really like your work and your sympathy.

Que Fita has also ventured to start developing her art through tape art and with her social networks she helps us to make it known.


Congratulations to both of us and we welcome you and we want to know much more about you from now on … do not stop doing tape art and … of sharing it with us.
Long live the tape!

Santiago Legnini or how to get to tape art from music.

From Buenos Aires, Argentina, Santiago appears, musician and as he says, for that reason, he covers tapeartist.

 

And it doesn’t take much in this, practically started a year ago by the need to generate visuals for the music band to which it belongs and after knowing through Youtube the tape mapping proposals that he was passionate about.

 

His style in tape art is given by his attraction for architecture and educational training, with subjects such as technical drawing, and determine the planes, perspectives and abstract geometric shapes with which he configures his work. This use of forms and its repetition in series, is what completely connects with its musical side, that is, with the generation of musical rhythms.

For Santiago “the tape is a simple way to draw straight lines on the walls and, in this way, reproduce geometric figures and perspectives on a larger scale, taking elements of traditional urban constructions as a starting point to develop my own ideas”.

Legnini is part of a collective of artists called Lxs Específicxs, where the debates and reflections that they exchange are fundamental for their own artistic and personal development. Remember the last event they organized in which a whole room intervened, which represented a great challenge to have to develop a work integrated to the existing physical space. It also has Nadia Bernardi, who in addition to being his partner, is the official photographer thanks to which we have the images that we show you.

Santiago Legnini presents the work in the Sala Limón of the Espacio Cesar Diaz in Buenos Aires.

 

Know, live and enjoy tape art, all in the same day.

The tape art is characterized by ephemeral art, new and very colorful, but also by its rapid acceptance among people who don’t know it for simplicity in learning.
We put a test to Colectivo TAV  of Spain, in a street intervention to decorate the main street at a neighborhood party.

The first reactions of the people were of surprise and amazement. “What kind of art is this?” This is tape art, the art of colored adhesive tapes with which we make murals and ephemeral pieces, “is this going to be here always?” It will depend on people, on the weather, etc. “Where did you get these colorful tapes?” We always work with Miarco, they are spectacular tapes.
After the first hours and once answered all the questions, the smallest ones were the first to approach to work with us, firsthand touch the material and begin to make their own figures.

 


And how do you think they have managed to fill a street of more than 500 meters with tapes in a single day? The decision was previous, and the Coolectivo TAV decided to make an urban intervention on the furniture itself, walls and floor. They created a series of easy-to-carry dolls so that people could make them and at the same time allow them to fit the different elements of the street. In addition, they played with the colors working by areas until completing the main street. A day in which they ended up exhausted, they confirmed this, but they were also satisfied with the result and above all for the feedback of the neighbors.

Once again tape art approaches all audiences in a fun and lively way.

The tapes that have been used for this intervention are american tapes of fluorescent colors and black and white tapes, all of MIARCO.

Tape art and augmented reality … does anyone give more?

Stefan Busch is an unstoppable tape artist. He’s one of the main organizers of the #TapeArtConvention which is celebrated annually in Berlin and which has expectations of traveling to other countries… cool!. He’s also one of the components of TAPE THAT, one of the groups of tape artists that most move it in Germany … and therefore in the world.

We’re absolutely lovers of their jobs and they never cease to amaze us. They already did it in their day with the interventions in big dimensions, with the works of tape mapping and with the numerous collaborations for prestigious marks. But if we thought that #tapeart was all invented … we were very wrong.

Today the collective TAPE THAT presents: “Reimagine Art“. They have come to show us that there is always a twist and that also in the world of colored adhesive tapes, our world, you can innovate by playing with new technologies, as in this case.

 

Tape That

They have shared these images of their work with augmented reality so that we can get an idea of the beautiful work and the impressive result that obviously can not be seen in all its splendor until it is there and you wear your glasses, but thanks to these snapshots we can make an idea.

Tape That
Tape That

 

TAPE THAT thank you for sharing with all your innovations, we hope you keep investigating and we promise to continue communicating your interventions.

🌈 Long live the tapeart !! We have always said it … but now it seems even longer.

✋🏻🤚🏻Do it yourself: The augmented reality is another level, we know, but if you want to start doing your work with black tape MIARCO recommends and offers this range: https://goo.gl/hquSKe

Murilo Cenovicz the union of Tape art with Opart

We have met a brazilian artist who does something we love and want you to show you. He’s Murilo Cenovicz and tells us:

“My passion with tape was as follows. I’m an ophthalmologist and I’ve always been passionate about optical elements, Op Art always made my head. When I was introduced to tape art, I really liked the way I was able to create optical elements in less time than with other materials and with great results. Then i started to be passione about this tape world.

I was influenced in the world of the tape by the artist Darel Carey with his optical walls, and other influences in the world of the OPART like Victor vassarely, bridget riley, etc.

My style is to create optical elements with a certain perspective, depth and fluidity.

I chose the tape because as I said, it is versatile, gives a great result in a shorter period of time and has the facility to take it out in case you need it.

The evolution of tape art in my opinion would occur when tape art diffuses in all corners of the world, since it is more localized in some major centers. When this happens, other artistic scenes will be introduced to the world of the tape and they will begin to give a new perspective to the tape art.

My dream tape installation is to make big urban murals. But I believe that it will only be possible if the availability and price of the tapes get better in Brazil, thus being able to do a great and quality work.”

Thank you for explaining of this interesting style of tape art and welcome to the Tape Art Society community!!

Cibro, the backlit tape art of Indonesia.

Cibro is a friend tape artist that we have known thanks to social networks.

He is one of those tape artists who work alone and in silence and who, inspired by the great ones and with very few resources, make this art a form of expression in which they are unique in their country.

From Indonesia, he opens the doors of his house to present us his elaborate and handcrafted works. Cibro uses the technique of backlit tape art with the simple havana tape of packing in superpositions to give more or less intensity to the color and cutting the silhouettes with a cutter. He tells us that his greatest inspirers are Cellosht and Max Zorn … of course!

He started this year and already boasts of presenting these works … the truth is that the boy promises … we will soon have him presenting his own exhibition as he tells us.

We follow your steps and welcome the Tape Art Society community!!

Tape art is for summer

In summer we have more free time to develop our creativity and give free rein to those whims and desires that during the year we couldn’t even raise. “I want to make a game on the floor for my kids are distracted”, or “I want to take a couple of tapes and go down the street to start experimenting with the tape art” and “I want to make a nice head for my bed that the wall is too empty”…

Well, we’re ready to go! the tape art is for the summer, and as you know, it’s super simple, you just have to propose it. What steps must be followed?

First of all, you must to know what you want to do. You like the cartoon or geometric figures? Do you like visual perspectives games or are you more of simple straight lines? Of colorines or of a rigorous black and white ?.

Second important step is to stockpile colored adhesive tapes. As we want to advise you the best we have asked our friends from Coletivo TAV, what kind of tapes they recommend for those of us who want to break with this and have highlighted the Miarco tapes in their four fluor colors and the washi tapes in their different versions ( yellow and blue). And always a good white to highlight areas, a grey for the undecided and black for the profiles and mark lines.

Third, it depends on what you want, you like to do things on your own and with great concentration and then surprise everyone by teaching your great work, or you can choose a partner to make a nice duo of tape artists or call all the friends to make that great tape art intervention that you’ve always had in your head and that you’re finally going to be able to take out. Courage, tape art is an art… but it is also a very fun game.

And finally, choose a large clean white wall, or why not, any wall also serves you because our essence is pure street art, and of course it also serves the floor or your favorite corner of the house.

All right!, please don’t forget to share it on your social networks, by the hashtag #tapeart so that everyone can enjoy your great work and tagged us @TapeArtSociety … so we can share it.

Let’s go, this summer you’re going to be an artist tape!

The Tape Art Convention 2018 begins

Tomorrow the third edition of #TapeArtConvention begins in Berlin. A unique exhibition in the world that brings together tape artists with very different techniques and styles and with a good international representation: Australia, Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand, Germany, up to ten countries. A powerful and fresh sample of what is tape art and that is only three years has already been consolidated and have many followers and curious.

We will be keeping an eye on everything to inform you on time, but we advance that this year our well known participants are Benjamin Murphy, Buff Diss, New Zealand Tape Art, Damien Guilley, Fabifa, Lamia, and many more …

In addition to the exhibition, the Convention Tape Art focuses on the interaction of artists and visitors have prepared a series of workshops where the Tape Art Academy will teach the most important techniques and offer a wide range of work materials. The workshops are made for people who already have an artistic training or education, as well as for beginners, who want to spend a creative day in Berlin and get inspired.
We are very aware of everything and we inform you in the next post on social networks.

All the info at: http://www.tapeartconvention.com/

The tape art that explains the economy of things, by Francisca Torres.

As we already advanced a few days ago, we met Francisca Torres, from Santiago de Chile, and since we saw her style of tape art we wanted to approach her because her story is different.

Listen and you will see, well! read and you will see ..

Francisca, how did your interest in tape art come about?

My interest in Tape Art was born a few years ago studying art at the University. It´s worth mentioning that the economy in my visual system then arises in response to the specific conditions that were asked of me at that time, which was particularly to create a new work every two weeks. I was thus generated a problem of time and space that I discovered I could solve with the tape.

I needed to deploy, just for a couple of hours, a visual idea in a simple and direct way, I needed to find a provisional enough system that would allow me to expand in space and continue to explore my concerns.

This is how I came to the system that I use today, supported by tape. This allows me to stick it and take it off the walls and floors, at the same time they have different colors and thicknesses, making it possible to make straight lines with ease and to cover large spaces. It is a temporary material, disposable and relatively low cost, which allows me to draw as it adheres to the wall and, thus, through minimal elements intervening, temporarily, the space.

So Francisca, do you consider that you have therefore a very own style?

I think that more than talking about a style, the characteristics that define my interventions are the use of the architecture where the work is installed, the synthesis of each work, and also the predominant use of the line on color, which makes these works in large format drawings “.

Wonderful. We were delighted and excited to see more of your works. By the way, what is your dream tape art work?

My dream work would be to intervene in large public spaces by changing the previous perception that viewers had of them and recording the different interactions of these in this new space totally demarcated by the tape“.

Great Francisca! Thank you for telling us more about your style of tape art.

We are prepared, so let us know when your next projects. We follow you

Meanwhile, we leave you with this gift … more beautiful works by Francisca Torres: