Paint on plywood wall
240 x 16 ft
Well-known for his street art tape installations, Aakash Nihalani continues his playful artistic interventions in public space with the installation at the Kent Avenue Construction Fence.
Nihalani’s work consists of isometric linear forms, which he combines and multiplies into elaborate geometric compositions. His colorful installations highlight the unexpected contours and elegant geometry of the city itself, manipulating positive and negative space to create an alternative vision of our urban landscape.
At the Kent Ave site, Nihalani breaks through the construction fences’ monotone expanse to imagine an alternative structure where the blue of the sky shows through. His mural covers a 240-foot section of the fence between South Second and South First Streets.
Aakash Nihalani’s work is rooted in street art culture, do-it-yourself sensibility, and a playful critique of the contemporary art market. His colorful geometric-based work spans across sculpture, multimedia, interactive video, street interventions and photography. Born in Queens, NY in 1986, Aakash Nihalani studied at New York University and obtained a BFA from the Steinhardt School of Culture. In 2012, he was awarded a residency at the Willem de Kooning studio, located in East Hampton, NY. Nihalani has participated in group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally. He is represented by Jonathan LeVine Gallery in Chelsea and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.