Illustration 3.0. ART ACT presents an extremely innovative, creative, modern and fascinating new entry here on GoSee : A warm welcome to Tape Artist ATAU!
Atau lives in Berlin and uses tape to create wonderful artwork, installations, shop window designs and murals which can be seen the world over in galleries, exhibitions and at events. What fascinates him most is to create new spacial experiences using tape artwork while interacting with the characteristics of a given room in order to reshape interior and exterior spaces.
What fascinates you about tape art? “The versatility lies in rethinking. Tape art always challenges you to think abstractly; it gives you fascinating possibilities that painters can only dream of. For example, taping very long lines that are perfectly straight or fine geometric shapes that would be difficult to achieve with a brush. The basics of tape art are easy to learn, and there are not many techniques, yet the possibilities are almost limitless.”
“In my artistic approach, I experiment with the medium tape and question its basic principles : through cuts and omissions, I dissolve straight lines, integrate circular shapes, leave gaps through which the materiality of the surface becomes visible as a further level. Color overlaps and offsets create gradients that, depending on the position of the viewer, decompose the lines when they are seen. I often start off with structures and grids into which I zoom in and out with great detail : urban networks, image elements such as pixels, nervous systems connecting with one another. I often work intuitively and without a template. My artwork and installations are created organically…”
Find out more about ATAU at ART ACT.