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.
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, 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
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.
If someone believes that Tape Art is a matter of men… Wrong! They are more and more women tape artists. A quite egalitarian field in which they all share the addictive passion for tape.
There are many, but we want to choose three of them of which we are (very much) fans. Three references to not miss out on the track so you can embellish in their work…
Kayt Hester is a United States tape artist that creates complex tape art images using black tapes torn to pieces with her hands. Figurative tape art with images of nature and everyday life. Always using a very personal style: only lines and black tape. Coming from the “Fashion Institute of Technology” and then became dead nature photographer for publications such as Scholastic and J. Crew magazine. She started to use the leftover Ribbon from her photographic work to create a series of tape work pieces. One day a gallery owner in Jersey City discovered during a meeting, hidden in Kayt’s bag a couple of small works of tape art that she had saved. The Commissioner, quite excited conveyed Kayt to make several pieces in tape art for his gallery. And up to this day. Since then he has presented his works in Nylon and Bust Magazine and is currently spreading her work throughout Jersey City and New York. All the info about it in www.kaythester.com
The Russian artist that revolutionizes Tape through careful interventions, in small spaces, demonstrating her thirst for new geometric forms of different visuals. Her work is a total bet by the symbolic meanings beyond actions and concrete images. In one of her last artworks Viktoria Sokk has emphasized the ‘lines of consciousness’ through which the feelings and desires come together. An art work that acts as a mirror of consciousness thanks to geometry. Total Depth!
Brazilian reference artist with a six year career dedicated to Tape, expressing herself through geometric lines that give form to main rooms full of authenticity and youth. Just a few weeks ago in Brazil she launched the exhibition ‘Janela da Alma’, joining tape art and jewellery (she is also the creator of them) to slide her vision of urban chaos and the presence of life, the soul and the heart within. Recommend to follow on Instagram.
Claire Ellery, from New Zealand to the world. A sculptural vocation artist, whose work is a bacchanal of arts. Very different disciplines, which emphasize the domestic use of the materials. Of course, Claire has been seduced by tape art, using tape for some of her representations. From Oceania there are still chants of admiration coming for the tape.