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:

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

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!