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Hypnotizing Optical Illusion GIFs Made with Tape

New York-based street artist Aakash Nihalani, who works primarily with tape in public spaces, has taken his creative landscape indoors with a new set of animated GIFs that incorporate his signature blend of optical illusion and fun. We're big fans of Nihalani's geometric street art which is known to play with perspective using bright, neon tape, but this new venture into digitized motion is another chapter of the artist's work that leaves room for more imaginative experimentation. Luckily, Nihalani is full of creative ideas.

With color stripped away–working with a simple monochromatic scheme of black tape on a white wall–and only his geometric forms and hands to fill the frame, the artist manages to keep his pieces playful and entertainingly hypnotizing. Nihalani accomplishes so much with so little and his clever interactions with the masking tape creations make them all the more deceptive to the eye. It's as if he is actually spinning a pinwheel and smashing a three-dimension box into pieces.

Aakash Nihalani website
Aakash Nihalani blog
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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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