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:

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

Vitali Kraft comes to the world of the tape with the desire to create the greatest

Today we were lucky to receive in our editorial office the Vitali Kraft work, a german tapeartist’s with a personal style, that you will see it, in her Instagram profile (vitali_kraft) he defined as a “tape artist with a sticky attitude. a strange point of view?️” Cool!

We asked him how he came to the world of the tape art and how he defined his style and this is what she answered:

“Once I saw El Bocho on TV, i liked his work in tape art. Couple of months later in 2011 I started to try it by myself. I like popart, grafitti, constructivism. Portraits is the only thing I ever did and will be doing in my life. Thats how i define my style. First it must be fresh. Second it must be the truth. Third there are no rules allowed. so forget about the first two!”

We like his answers so much and we haven’t wanted to touch anything or reinterpret her. This is Vitali and that’s what he tells us:

“I hate to eat honey and jelly. Not because of the taste but because of the mess. The same with painting, tape is clean and it has sharp edges and much contrast. People love contrast, even if they say they dont, thrust me, they do.”

And to finish, and continue enjoying with you, tell us what is your dream in tape art, Vitali?

“Since I am practicing tape art I want to make a portrait of nike the goddess. I have drawed like 100 scetches therefore but I cant start taping. It has to be big, magnificent-big, wtf-a-mtf-monster tapeart-hiding-the-sun-big. So I better chill before starting. And when ill be ready, I let you know first.”

Didn’t you find he nice, authentic and with a lot of magic? We do, a lot and that’s why today we dedícate him this post and we pass it to the front page of our website.

A pleasure to have meet you and as you say, Vitali, we are looking forward to that “monster of tape”.

Menphis style in Barcelona … this can only be tape art!

Today, the TAPE ART bus stops at the Barcelona station to know more about Juan Cris. Juan is a creative graphic designer and illustrator … with everything and everything together … how will not TAPE ART come out of here?!
So it was, in this project that we presented and that we loved from the minute zero, collaborated with Soon in Tokyo Agency , and he made it at the “School of Design LCI in Barcelona”. There they captured this great, beautiful, simple and very visual work with the name of “Memphis Style”.

The Superior School of Design LCI of Barcelona inaugurated a new campus in the city of Barcelona and Juan did it with this impressive graphic work installed in its interior courtyard.

The artistic intervention is within the signage program of the building and was made, of course, with adhesive tapes of fluorine colors.

From here we congratulate Juan Cris for his work and we include him in our list of fellow cool artists.
If you want to know more about him he has many interesting jobs on his website: www. juancris.com

Damien Guilley one of the best ambassadors of tape art in the world.

A few days ago we received an email from Damien telling us about his latest works and we have been hallucinating a lot, this guy does not stop!

Tape art was born in the 80s in the USA and extended to Europe at the end of the 90s, where it has consolidated, mainly in Germany and the Nordic countries. But it is true that there are many countries in the world (Brazil, India, Philippines, etc) to which it is coming thanks to the works of intrepid tape artists of those countries and thanks also to others, like Damien, who travels exporting this art with his jobs.

It’s not easy to arrive and succeed as Guilley has done in a luxury hotel in the Arab Emirates where he has decorated the hall and main rooms with a metallic tape leaving open-mouthed everyone who passes by daily.

Another of his spectacular works that shows and shares with all of us is his work at a Seattle train station. Is an unstoppable globetrotter! Do you like the streets with beautiful blues and roses and the white tape art? He’s an artist!

And finally, another intervention that we love for its color and its way of combining spaces and tapes to create these optical illusions is the work he did in Portland for an AC Hotel… as we say … this guy can’t stop!

Damien congratulations for your work and for being a great ambassador of this art arround the world.

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: