I was dumbfounded when I found out that brown packing tape was utilized to create such a spectacular piece of art. I find this masterpiece so clever and absolutely captivating. At first, I assumed that I was seeing digital artwork. What really interests me is the detailed shading. I can see the productiveness and passion of Max through his art piece.
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Max used stick on layers of thin acrylic glass sheets. The more layers of tape he adds, the darker the shade on the artwork become. The different shades of brown allow him to shape out his scenes and portraits. Max uses an ordinary scalpel or X-Acto knife to cut and shape the layers of tape. The last thing he needs is a lit window.
I have discovered that the light brings life to his tape art. Like the effect of stained glass windows, light filters through the many layers of tape, creating a visual image. Any kind of lighting can work: sunlight, candles, light bulbs, LED lighting and light boxes. Nevertheless, there’s a big difference between a tape artwork that is illuminated and one that isn’t. Outside street lamps and other urban lighting are perfect display frames. Max’s preferred frames are self-made light boxes with integrated LED lights.
About the Author
Max Zorn is a street art enthusiast and has discovered a unique and clever way to amuse people with his masterpieces made of brown packing tape. Max hangs tape art on street lamps, and people from around the world are helping him spread his unique street art. His style is extraordinary because of the brown packing tape used as a medium. Max also makes some cuts on acrylic glass with a scalpel to create portraits that need lighting from behind to be seen. You can find many interesting tape artworks on his website.
Thank you very much Max for allowing us to post and share your incredible street art. If you wish to know more about his fascinating artworks, you can go and visit his website.