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.

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!

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.

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/