Nihalani’s Urban Illusions

3d rectangle through man's body by Aakash Nihalani

As a child he was fascinated with magic, so it is no wonder that New York-based artist Aakash Nihalani has made a name for himself creating illusional tape art. His work of cubes, rectangular cuboids and other geometric shapes have animated the streets of Brooklyn, Vienna and New Delhi. Nihalani’s outdoor art has one specific advantage: “working with tape, my work differs from other street art in that it revels in the temporary. I like the flexibility of it, and that it’s not damaging to the built environment I’m working on.” [1]

cube fits into rectangles on wall, by Aakash Nihalani leak in wall and mario bros cube jump by Aakash Nihalani
geometric 3d boxes piled up in gallery, by Aakash Nihalani geometric mindbending pattern and rectangle black boxes aligned on wall, by Aakash Nihalani serpentine geometric shape on wall by Aakash Nihalani
1. "Aakash Nihalani Interview." Designboom. April 9th, 2013.

Photos © Aakash Nihalani

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