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'Sum Times' by Tape Aakash Nihalani is an Awesome Example of NYC Art

By: Tia Clarke - Published: • References: unurth and booooooom
This playful series 'Sum Times' by tape artist Aakash Nihalani is a fresh take on traditional street art.

The artist is known for staging playful interventions in dull street landscapes. In this humorous series, Nihalani hit the streets of New York to confuse passers by into adding and multiplying objects. The plus, multiplication and equals symbols allow passers by to view their surroundings in a different context. The multi-disciplinary artist uses angular geometric shapes to highlight the "unexpected contours and elegant geometry of the city [of New York] itself."

Nihalani works on his gut instinct, aiming to offer people the chance to disconnect from their everyday reality. The celebrated tape artist's works can be found both in the homes of private collectors and hidden unexpectedly around the streets of New York.