Order, progress and tape art

Brazil is the new hotbed of tape artists…

We are amazed at the number of artists who have joined the tape art in recent years in Brazil … and that is something that excites us. It seemed that the tape art, yes!, it was born in the United States at the end of the 80s, but really where it has excelled has been in Europe and specifically in the Nordic countries and in Germany. But as it’s an easy art to love, it quickly spread to other countries in Europe such as Spain or Italy and other continents.

Brazil is proof of that. We already know the tape artist Marina Rodrigues, Marcos Behrens, Murilo Cenovicz or the duo Do all Tape (Jully and João) and today we present two women who want to join this list of friends of tape art in Brazil:
They are Thaís Bulhões and Que Fita:
Thaís resides in Recife and its name is “magadasfitas”. It has a fun, spontaneous, figurative and very unique style. We really like your work and your sympathy.

Que Fita has also ventured to start developing her art through tape art and with her social networks she helps us to make it known.


Congratulations to both of us and we welcome you and we want to know much more about you from now on … do not stop doing tape art and … of sharing it with us.
Long live the tape!

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.

Murilo Cenovicz the union of Tape art with Opart

We have met a brazilian artist who does something we love and want you to show you. He’s Murilo Cenovicz and tells us:

“My passion with tape was as follows. I’m an ophthalmologist and I’ve always been passionate about optical elements, Op Art always made my head. When I was introduced to tape art, I really liked the way I was able to create optical elements in less time than with other materials and with great results. Then i started to be passione about this tape world.

I was influenced in the world of the tape by the artist Darel Carey with his optical walls, and other influences in the world of the OPART like Victor vassarely, bridget riley, etc.

My style is to create optical elements with a certain perspective, depth and fluidity.

I chose the tape because as I said, it is versatile, gives a great result in a shorter period of time and has the facility to take it out in case you need it.

The evolution of tape art in my opinion would occur when tape art diffuses in all corners of the world, since it is more localized in some major centers. When this happens, other artistic scenes will be introduced to the world of the tape and they will begin to give a new perspective to the tape art.

My dream tape installation is to make big urban murals. But I believe that it will only be possible if the availability and price of the tapes get better in Brazil, thus being able to do a great and quality work.”

Thank you for explaining of this interesting style of tape art and welcome to the Tape Art Society community!!

Cibro, the backlit tape art of Indonesia.

Cibro is a friend tape artist that we have known thanks to social networks.

He is one of those tape artists who work alone and in silence and who, inspired by the great ones and with very few resources, make this art a form of expression in which they are unique in their country.

From Indonesia, he opens the doors of his house to present us his elaborate and handcrafted works. Cibro uses the technique of backlit tape art with the simple havana tape of packing in superpositions to give more or less intensity to the color and cutting the silhouettes with a cutter. He tells us that his greatest inspirers are Cellosht and Max Zorn … of course!

He started this year and already boasts of presenting these works … the truth is that the boy promises … we will soon have him presenting his own exhibition as he tells us.

We follow your steps and welcome the Tape Art Society community!!

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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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. ”