Sharing the tape art is to know Darel Carey

If you are reading this is because you like tape art as much as we do. Tape Art Society is a community and as such we share the work, we learn from each other and day by day we make this Street art modality more recognized in the whole world.

We are the showcase for the wonderful works that you, artists and fans of tape art, send us. Well, today we want to stop at Darel Carey. Why? Because it has been very curious, since you have sent us and shared this video in which through the time lapse shows us with only a black adhesive tape and a lot of talent, you can decorate and create something so beautiful: https: // goo.gl/FsqmzY

But we’re not going to stay here obviously. We want to tell you more about him and show you other jobs … if not … it would not be us. This caribbean boy was born on the island of Curaçao is half Filipino and half Irish. Recently we talked about him because his peculiar way of understanding the tape art has taken him in a few years to the highlights and spread in the networks. He started as an illustrator and the straight line has always been his baton of command. He began with an installation of geometric shapes of colors getting an optical illusion that he was passionate about. And so, unwittingly, he began to define his own style that attracts us so much.

And we can´t say goodbye without say thank you to all for the works you share with us, we have become the most important tape art community in the world for this.

Long live the tape art!

The top ten of new tape artists in Tape Art Society 2017

For this page and in our social networks, as you already know if you follow us, and we know that yes, this year we have share some amazing jobs and incredible tapes artists.

We don’t want to let another day go by without reviewing them and thanking everyone for their great work because from time to time it is good to stop and see where we are and where we are going. Tape art grows in the world day by day and we do this among all of us.

These are the 10 friends tape artists that has joined us:

  1. Motorefisico and the beauty of a simple geometry

2.- Gesa Salget, a nice story and many rolls of tape

3.- Dinopium is the psychedelic straight line of the tape art

4.- Depply is Dave Eppley the tape artist who comes form the vinyl

5.- Kupfner deconstructs  pop culture with tape-art

6.- Margalef cannot stop tapearting, just can’t!

7.- Mr Galle.  Tape Over crew grows.

8.- Long life (and long tape strips) for Tape Works!

9.-Igor Eskinja, tape art that emerges from beautiful simplicity

10.- The unforeseen geometry of Daniel Pardini

Elevate the tape art to art squared

This was the challenge and Colectivo TAV has shown that it knows the formula. In Valencia, Spain, they have chosen a unique and emblematic space for the city. A Museum, the “Center del Carmen”, with a gothic cloister with a square floor plan with four pointed arches and galleries with vaults. It is an idyllic, solemn setting, completely isolated from the street walls where they started.

The colored adhesive tapes as the main material and all the machinery to start the project were ready. But they wanted, as they did in the beginning with the cartoonist Calpurnio in the Museum of the Enlightenment of his city, to associate on this occasion, with an artist. In this case the “joint venture” has been with dePalo, a multidisciplinary artist who plays with painting and collage in equal parts. Paloma Cort is characterized by the unique use of ingenuity in everyday situations.

Well all this: a museum + an artist + collective TAV + Miarco adhesive tapes is equal to the last intervention of this collective pioneer in Spain: “In the museum I get in”.

Dolls of four and five meters high burst into the silence of the cloister and contemplate the works of the artists under the watchful eye of all those who for the first time approach tape art. And it is that museums raise the tape art to a higher category. For dePalo, tape artists “have been like their human markers”, and they have done so. The magic of this union can be seen in the final result.

We are happy to know that they have been very well received by the public and have been followed up in the media. Keep growing and continue to investigate Colectivo TAV because we want to continue being spectators of everything you do.

And here some images of the work and the final intervention. We know that you will like it:

Hello 2018! Hello Alex Dorici!

We started this tape-year with Alex Dorici, an artist who already captivated us and we promised you that we would tell you something else about him a his work.

Alex is another artist who started using adhesive tapes little by little until the tape art completely enveloped him. Actually, he says, “it’s a material that I’ve always used for all my artistic work, both pictorial and for installations, both urban and private.” He started working and experimenting with the film in 2005, thirteen years later he recognizes, like us, that he sees things that are increasingly spectacular. This is the tape art, which never ceases to amaze us.

For Alex, the tape art is a way of interacting with the architectural and public space by playing with objects, angles and urban furniture present in everyday life. And what he likes the most is the simplicity of the medium, its expressive immediacy and the fact that it’s a very common material.

In his work he uses different types of materials, such as paper, cardboard, rope, ribbon, tennis balls, ceramic tiles, etc … often industrial materials, with all of them he always develops the same stylistic thinking, or tries to transform the visual perception of space through the use of those materials. “The fact of working with the tape arises from the need to transport my way of working in pictorial research to transfer it to the streets and the urban space”.

This is Alex Dorici and this is his work, that you enjoy it.

Collective TAV dismisses us a year very tape

 

Colectivo TAV is today the most consolidated and outstanding group of tape artists in Spain. Since its foundation back in 2011, they have made arround thirty interventions of which we’ve been faithful followers.

This year that we closed, has been, in his own words, “a year of transition and transformation”. Its components (Álvaro, Nadia and Jose Miguel) have almost as a founding principle of the collective not only to surprise us with their creations, but also to innovate in each of them, that’s why it’s difficult to catalog or see them repeat style and format. It ‘s true that phosphorescent colors and figures or geometric lines have been one of the “brands of the house”, but after meeting MIARCO, the company of adhesive solutions, valencian like them, has made them enter a new palette of colors and range of tapes.

This December they have finished it in the best possible way, doing a lot of tape!. They’ve congratulated everyone on Christmas with this amazing XXXL card on the facade of the offices of MIARCO. With gold and plant bimetallic ribbons, also called scarecrows, they have made their second aerial intervention, in this case to decorate the facade of one of the most well-known neighborhoods of the city of Valencia.

And Colectivo TAV is also known for its commitment to the dissemination of tape art. Today they are doing a report for the best known local TV, they will say goodbye to us the year talking about tape art on the radio and in January they will meet us in a well known bar in the city to talk about tape art and perform a live installation.

And you already have a project for the year that we starts? “Of course! – they tell us – we will surprise everyone again by entering a Museum of the city, elevating the art to the category it deserves … a work of art. ”

We will be attentive … you know we are alwais after you, Colectivo TAV.

 

TAPE ART SOCIETY WISH YOU HAPPY TAPE-YEAR TO ALL!

Motorefisico and the beauty of a simple geometry

Investigating as we usually do to surprise you, and so we can gather in this web page the largest number of works and tapeartists in the world, we have come across them; with Motorefisico. And we were not just surprised by their name but also their simple way of creating beauty with a geometry that traps you through tape art.

And they got here, as the saying goes, almost by chance. A couple of years ago they made an experiment for the restoration of an abandoned urban area, this place had cement flats and could not paint on it because that would have been illegal. Then decided to use tape in case someone showed up, would see that the work was a temporary installation. The experiment worked well and now the old abandoned place is very popular, and the tape is still there. Unbelievable!

The most notable of Motorefisico, for us, is that their drawings come from the concept of composition of forms. They tell us that they had no model to follow when they began, but over time they realized that we were part of a larger movement related to the design, which is called basic design. They have told us that the basic design is used by the schools of art and design to teach students how to compose simple elements such as lines and geometric shapes. The Motorefisico project has a great affinity with this topic, and therefore gave a conference on basic design in a university in Rome. Way to go boys!

With a coldly calculated and compositive style (this is how they define themselves) Lorenzo confesses that for Motorefisico tape art is a very efficient way to interact with surfaces, as it offers the possibility of drawing at an intense speed and cover very large walls and floors. It can be easily removed and repaired and it is very useful for geometric drawing styles.

They are still exploring and have many dreams and ambitions. One of them is to create a great work with adhesive tape on the inside of a famous museum in Rome. They are closely linked to their city and when they dream with an important facility, obviously they imagine it there.

To get to know them a little bit more and follow them on social networks, these are their links:

www.motorefisico.com

https://www.facebook.com/motorefisico/

https://www.instagram.com/motorefisico/

Gesa Salget, a nice story and many rolls of tape

 

We take a new roll of tape. We start by stretching really strong… raaaaaash!

This is how the story of all tape artist starts. This is how each piece of tape art starts. Gesa Salget began in this that unites us when she met Lamia, TapeArtist from the Berlin group TapeOver, about a year ago and today we are going to know her a little better.

Lamia was doing a project in Dortmund and Gesa joined. And as usual, at the same time learned and was hooked. Gesa’s attention was particularly drawn to the combination of TapeArt and Videomapping, so she did not think twice about it and with a friend started their own team called TurboTape3000.

She admits being influenced by many TapeArtists and other urban artists. Barely a year ago, in October 2016, she met a large number of TapeArtists in the first Tape Art Convention in Berlin. She was impressed by the diversity of techniques and styles, how different were each of the artists using the same specific material. She reminds us Theotokos, by Jay Walker, and his works with very detailed graphics and geometric shapes. In addition she loves “Deep Seas” from TapeOver.

As she makes many installations with projections, Gesa often has a very geometric and graphic style. It is inspired by the street art as well as in the urban art and often has oriental or native influence.

What do you think? You want to go know more, right?…

Well we can tell you that what Gesa likes the most of using adhesive tape is because, as she says, “you can put it everywhere and it is very resistant. And I love that you can create, destroy and recreate through your creative process without having to create a new underground each time”.

If we ask for the work that she would like to do, she has it quite clear, she would love to go inside a large empty house and fill all the walls and floors with different types of TapeArt facilities, can you imagine? What a blast! We believe Gesa, that it is the dream of any tape artist, please let us know when you decide to do it because we are going with you.

In addition to the works she does on her own, as we have told you before, Gesa is part of Collective Turbotape 3000 and gives us these links so we get to know them better:

http://turbotape.org

https://vimeo.com/turbotape3000

https://www.instagram.com/turbotape3000

https://www.facebook.com/TurboTape3000/

And now is working on her own things as exhibition designer and interior designer:

https://www.facebook.com/gesasalget/

https://www.instagram.com/gesa_salget/

 

We will not lose track of you. Cheers and lots of tape, Gesa!

 

Dinopium is the Psychedelic straight line of tape art

How nice and beautiful it is that in the tape art we all have a place, all the styles. And you do not need to ask Dinopium.

He arrived to tape art in 2015, when the art was already consolidated, but far from sustituible, or think that everything was done, he chose his own style, and has been faithful to him. To us it seems original and fun, that it is why we have called him and we have chosen for this post and part of  Tape Art Society.

What do you think about “psychedelia rectilinear”? It is just like that. And if not, think for yourself and try to define such a line, both colour intermingled and at the same time so ordered. Visual games, that is, so Dinopium. “Dino” works as a lighting technician in concerts and in the free times began to play with that in hand, the ribbon colour that is used in the productions. So, with this simple gesture, it all began. He is very humble and tells us that has still not defined his style… well, as we might have jump ahead. He likes neon-tape and has a dream and it is to create a stage with tape, it can be wonderful, keep high hopes as we are waiting for you.

Something with which we have felt very identified with Dinopium is when we speak of the connection he feels when working the tape art and that serves as a meditation for the mind. We have commented on a number of occasions this “spiritual” part of tape art and we love to know what you feel. You get to work, and evades yourself, you concentrate and you forget everything, noise, time, problems… there is only tape art.

Are you ready to Dinopium? Yes? well open your mind and enjoy this rectilinear psychedelia… a delight for the eyes and a key for evasion.

The new favourite subject at school is called tape art

It is not surprising that tape art has finally… invaded schools!

What began as a marginal art, street art in spaces reserved for the grafters, wasteland, solar, etc. which later became the interiors of houses or galleries and later adopted brands for decorations in spots, fairs, events, etc. Well one day made the leap to the schools, starting with the design that they wanted to know what tape art was and how one could become a tape artist and apply this new technique to their designs and decorations.

But when these teachers in schools saw on the internet and social networks tape art, those more innovative teachers, thought that the craft classes could be something as simple and fun. This is when tape art came to schools, colleges and the younger, without doubt the most talented.

In the hand something as simple as a tape of colours and the head full, full of wonderful ideas, so the younger begun to experiment and create with tape art. And because it works as simple didactic and with great results, for the simple reason that in tape art errors are not penalized, if you make a mistake, you only need to lift the tape again and rectify. It is a very accessible technique, which gives mental freedom and creative and makes the tape art a fun and playful activity, but at the same time, therapeutic and 100% schoolable.

So welcome tape art to the classroom and bravo for these teachers who are already starting to introduce it successfully, you only need to see the faces of joy of all:

 

 

 

 

Depply is Dave Eppley the tape artist who comes from the vinyl.

Give Me a D, Give an A, give me a V, give me an E…. DAAAAAAAVE!!!

Here we are since we discover him and for sure this is what hundreds of children will sing when they come from their schools for the next intervention of Dave Eppley this month of November. Is your next work and confessed to us that, today is excited and it is his dream project. He is going to fill with tape the façade of a building, the Des Moines Art Center. We will keep you informed and in the meantime, let’s get to know him a little bit more!

 

 

Depply arrived in the world of the tape art after working for a company of posters, he fell in love with the vinyl for signalling and began to use it immediately in his work of art. He defines his tape art installations like improvisation, that is the way of tape art and Street art and in many cases it is centred in the specific installation of a space. That is noticed. The concept that we like is the “Geometric Abstraction”.

For Depply tape art is “electric painting” and the artists that have most influenced his career as a tape artist are Held, Pollock, Jessica Stockholder, Barnet Newman, Gene Davis and Sol Lewitt.

Finally, we asked him how he imagines the future and the evolution of tape art in the world and answers with an “I’m excited to see what happens with the tape as an art form. I think it has a lot of possibilities, especially when combined with digital signalling technology, tape, paint and other current electrical tape,” sounds very well all of these combinations and the future that we are heralding.

And now, all together… Give Me a D…, give me an…

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