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

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

Hello to the guys of “Do all tape”

We have been behind these two Brazilian artists for a long time. They are “Do all tape” and we have cyber-sat with them to ask some questions and know little more better, of course in their facet of tape art.

We have already gone ahead some of its works in several publications but today Jully Anderson and João Paulo are the ones who tell us why they do tape art and what’s their philosophy.

To liven up the interview we will show you the works that they have selected for this post and we said goodbye with one of their last works in video format for a yoga space with music by Dennis Lloyd, Nevermid. All a success, like everything they do.

Congratulations guys. We are delighted to have you with us at TAPE ART SOCIETY and we will follow your steps very closely.

A greeting and long life to tape art !.

When was born your passion for the tape art?

@jullyanderson.art

In 2013 I decided to decorate the room of my apartment, so I decided to do some art since I designed since I was a kid, but I never had much affinity with paints. I went online to get decorating tips.
Navigating websites I found Tape Art and fell in love, I saw there a way to express my art without using conventional inks. I used my drawing techniques since the first art because I did not want geometric shapes.

@jppigosso.art

My passion for the tape was born in 2017, I had never seen Tape art had ever heard of it before. I met Jullyanderson (@ jullyanderson.art) and saw the incredible work he was doing and wanted to devote myself to it.

Who is your influenced?

@jullyanderson.art
A reference to me is the artist Buff Diss, I saw an art of him when I searched the Internet for Tape Art and I loved it.

@jppigosso.art

My reference in tape art is Jullyanderson, we have a similar style for drawings and when I saw in more detail how he made Tape art I fell in love with the tape.

How would you define your style?

@jullyanderson.art
My style is realistic, I try to get away from traditional geometric shapes. I like to see the surprise of people when they see my art, wondering if everything is done with ribbons.

@jppigosso.art

My style inside the tapeart is more realistic and minimalist, I seek to escape the traditional geometric forms.

Why opt for the tape rather than other kinds of materials?

@jullyanderson.art
I’ve never had a lot of ink affinity. I’ve been drawing since I was a child and have always tried to find myself in art. I fell in love with Tape art and saw that I would not need paints to give my creativity wings.

@jppigosso.art

The finish and the effect that the tape offers, without doubt, is what most strikes me in art. It’s hard to believe it’s made of tape, I’m always delighted when I see the work done

What is it best that offers you the tape art as art?

@jullyanderson.art

The charm and the beauty that the tape gives in each creation, the taped arts enchant my eyes, the details that you can do with the tape have always impressed me! 

@jppigosso.art

I chose to work with tape because I love the effect it causes in art, even though it is difficult to work due to glue, it is worth seeing the final result of the art. It’s nice to see perfection in the details that only the tape can do.

What do you think is the evolution of the tape art?

@jullyanderson.art
I think we are gaining more space, each artist with his technique, with his style. Tape art is winning the world.

@jppigosso.art

I think that Tape Art is evolving every day, gaining new fans and artists with different traits and cuts. I love the diversity of artists working with the same material and doing original art, following different styles.

 

What is your dream tape installation?

@jullyanderson.art
I dream of making great urban interventions here in my country, to show the greatest number of people this different art.

@jppigosso.art

My dream within Tape Art is to show to the greatest number of people what the tape is capable of doing, so I have a dream of making great art in some large cultural movement.

 

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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

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:

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/

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!