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 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!

Colectivo TAV from València, Spain, reinvents himself.

The group of tape artists that forms the Colectivo TAV (Tape Art València) present us their new logo and web in scoop. Jose Miguel Piquer, Álvaro Navarro and Nadia Montero are the three artists behind TAV, who use the walls of any place as canvases for the creation of their ephemeral pieces that they always make with adhesive tapes of the MIARCO brand, official sponsor in their artistic interventions .

Their interventions are characterized by a very visual style, geometric shapes, and fluorine colors. The group always develops the assembly of the installations in the space in which it is going to be created, since they are ephemeral pieces, they are first designed on the computer and then transferred to reality with adhesive tapes. Although as you know, sometimes there is room for improvisation of this urban art.

It ‘s the first group of tape artists created in Spain about this art more than 7 years ago and its facilities began decorating a coworking space. Their passion and success led them to do work for Museums, Exhibitions, Exhibitions of artists, etc. in just over 9 months. In 2012, the Adidas brand awarded them the winners of the “All Originals” contest that the brand carried out at the national level. Today they have more than forty interventions and are already planning the next one … We follow you Colectivo TAV

With the tape art, flying I go and sailing I come…

We started the week strong, with the help of Colectivo TAV, and with one of their latest street art interventions for a commercial brand dedicated to travel. They have used for the work the adhesive tapes of colors of the brand with which they always collaborate: MIARCO. These tapes are their biggest allies when they considering any work so if you want to know more about them, you can find them on their website.

Boats, sailboats and ocean liners departing from the ports and sailing the seas while riding on waves … waves of tape, of course!.
And light and colorful planes crossing a sky full of tape art, what a wonder! It is a clear example of the versatility of tape art and that with a good design, although apparently it may seem simple, you can create a decoration and a striking environment.

And we took advantage of the Colectivo TAV planes, to tell you about a tape art movement that crosses the skies of the whole world. If you dare with the tapes and want to join the movement, take your tape roll of MIARCO, go out and choose your wall, you already have half.

Now draw a plane with the tape, or two, or three, or four … with its stele with dashed line and upload it to the networks, for example, Instagram, with the hashtag #tapeplanesinternational or tagging @tapeplanesinternational

Today I feel tape artist and I will tell you

We have asked different people how they feel after doing tape art. Surely after reading a book, take a cool drink, listen to a good song or even after allowing yourself a whim, you have, as the TV spot says, a strange feeling of coming up … because that same thing happens to all that have approached, in some way or another, to this art that catches when you start, hypnotizes when you do it and hooks you forever when you finish it.

Paula Sánchez is a lawyer and director of a cultural foundation. Her experience with the tape art was when she participated in an intervention with Colectivo TAV for a brand of liquor. Everything was orange fluorine … and it was his first time: “Tape art made me feel a little artist. We had to improvise and be creative. As a team, with imagination, a little tape and a lot of art we got it. ”

 

Calpurnio is a cartoonist and tells us his experience in this post that we link, but in summary, for him, the tape art came unintentionally and then recognized that each step of the process has its methodology and that this group creation has some results amazing

Alicia Cambra is Interior Designer – Graphic Creative. She is also co-founder of Colectivo TAV of Valencia, Spain. She has participated in innumerable interventions with them and reminds us of them. She tells us that “my experience with Colectivo TAV was Tape-plethoric <3 Perhaps I remember with special affection the many laughs at the team meetings where we put on the table the initial ideas of each one to originate the concept”.

Paloma Corts, DePalo, is a painter and multidisciplinary artist, for her, doing tape art has been like having some human markers since she indicated to tape artists where they should place and move the tapes, imitating the strokes that she usually makes on paper.

Montse Martínez is creative in the management and production of fashion and accessories. She has participated in several interventions with the Colectivo TAV and says that “I tend to be in almost all events, classes or exhibitions just to invite me to put some of his wonderful tapes. Stay with your friends to spend an amazing day, different, super fun and very creative where the final result is always fantastic. ”

EY! How to decorate your office with tape-art and make it a funnier and cozier place!

Tape-art is used for interior decorations on many occasions, such as houses, offices, … “Colectivo TAV” has experience with the creation of few of those projects and we are happy to introduce you the last we have been working on: simple and captivating. Give it a try and make your work place a different, personal, charming space… why not???

For the decoration of the inauguration of ESTUDIO 1909, designers have chosen the exclamation: “EY!” which seems to be painted with a giant marker, but no! They have used the yellow washi tape from MIARCO made with rice paper, very thin and resistant and it is the one that has shaped that texture. That is  great, right?

For the bottom part of the studio, they have created a specific typeface using the masking tape, or the one we like to call “the bodybuilder”, which is used for exteriors, also by MIARCO, which stands out at the back of the office in such a height situation, only for its intense blue color, but also for the way of cutting it “on air” which has given that special finishing touch in each one of the letters.

As you can see, decorating interiors with tape-art is another of the important aspects of this art, not just street art or the great works of the top tapeartists which we usually show you. And to prove it, here you can find a couple of other examples of office decorations made by Colectivo TAV.

 

We hope that you encourage and share your work in the networks by tagging us: Tape Art Society … we would love to spread your art!!!

Cheer up!

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:

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!

Cellosht, discovering indonesian Tape Art

Cellosht It is one of the Asian phenomena of tape art, from Indonesia and widely influenced by Max Zorn. We discover…

– “I found this passion for tape art in Youtube.”

– “To be honest, the most influential for me was Mark Khaisman from Philadelphia and also Max Zorn in the Netherlands. Even the look of my style is similar to Zorn, but my style and shape is more rigid. My work combines the characteristics of rigidity from Khaisman with the layer-by-layer creation typical of Max Zorn”.

– “I prefer tape instead of other materials because it is the last art style and still quite rare in Indonesia. It can also be used to create an artwork that is certainly unique and has a value beyond drawing”.

– “The Best of tape art is to awaken the creativity of the community, especially children and young people, transmitting to them that with art you can create any object in spite of being adhesive tape. Up until now I’m still trying to slowly share with the community, especially in Indonesia, that art is free and unlimited”.

TAPE ART AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS URBAN ART AND AUDIOVISUAL

Good news!

Tape Art will be part the next 24 and 25 September of the International Congress of Urban Art and Audiovisual of Zaragoza, with a very ambitious program that has as main objective reflection on the less conventional or canonical artistic manifestations, and especially all those that fall under the umbrella of the urban art scene. All submitted lectures will be compiled in a final book to amplify widespread.

The person in charge of the presentation on Tape Art will be the artist Victor Sonalas-Díaz, a member of TAPE ART SOCIETY, with a Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Salamanca with a graduate project around the two-dimensional support as a reference, based on work of the Minimal art and the psychology of perception. He later developed projects such as “Best before” (2005-2009) or “Vertical thoughts (series)” (2009-2012) in which the plastic materials are reduced to adhesive tapes and sets verticality as a structural element. There is also a change in the media and the parameters of composition are defined in a more organized way, less indeterminate in its distribution and in its implementation. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries of contemporary art in Spain, Portugal and Mexico and has been selected for over 70 awards and art contests. Solanas-Díaz has received several awards and scholarships (Diputación Provincial de Zaragoza, Ibercaja, UNED…) and has been part of artistic residencies, like Cal Gras Artist’s residencies, Uncastillo Foundation, UDLAP, among others. He has collaborated in art projects and artistic research with the University of Salamanca, Universidad de Zaragoza, Universidad de las Americas (Mexico), and the UNED. One of his last outstanding performances has been in the University of Salamanca, intervening in a whole room based on tape.

Solanas-Díaz is one of the pioneers of Tape in Spain and a perfect representative to explain the contributions of Tape in Spain. His presentation will be focused on the cases of Street Art and the work of Collective TAV and his own work.

Unmissable!