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Aakash Nihalani

Posted by Will Hudson,

Loving the bold isometric work of New York based artist, Aaakash Nihalani. Working predominately with rectangles and squares, the work is placed around New York to “highlight the unexpected contours and elegant geometery of the city itself”.

We caught up with Aakash to find out a bit more.

How long have you been working like this?

I started working in the street about two years ago.

And how long does each piece take to produce?

Really depends on size and complexity of each individual composition. In the street, I’ll usually spend between 15 to 30 minutes on a piece.

The nature of using tape means they are easy to remove, is it frustrating when they are taken down?

Working with tape in the street, you have to accept the territory, and expect ephemerality. I kinda like the inevitable destruction. Making sure things last is a cumbersome task.

Your work has also been exhibited, does it have the same emphasis when it’s not on the street?

It’s certainly different working in a gallery space as opposed to a public space, mainly because in the street I tend to work of the surrounding elements, site specifically but I’ve definitely been enjoying pushing my figurative body of work in the gallery setting. I did some text work for my last show at Arario Gallery.

What’s next, what can we expect to see?

I’m working on a series of four for magkinetic.com. I’m also going to Europe for some art festivals this fall and planning an exhibition of new sculptures in early 2010.

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Posted by Will Hudson

Will founded It’s Nice That in 2007 and is now director of the company. Once one of the main contributors to the site he has stepped back from writing as the business has expanded. He is a regular guest on the Studio Audience podcast.

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