AAKASH NIHALANI - STREET ART WITH MASKING TAPE
Los Angeles street art fans caught wind of the work of Aakash Nihalani’s work early in his career, and helped boost him to a place of reverence in the community. He made it easy for the public to accept him by creating very temporal works out of brightly colored masking tape - works which cause little dissent from a government that has had a harder time drawing the contrived line between “art” and “graffiti” in its many debates with artists who work in spraypaint, wheatpaste, and other more permanent mediums.
His geometric abstraction takes the term to a deeper level, abstracting the world around him in a minimal way that only street art could accomplish on a public art level. Design/Art blog Lab Daily takes a day out with the artist to discuss his methods and inspiration in this short video.