Aakash Nihalani – “The Urban Art of Minimalism”

Aakash Nihalani

Aakash Nihalani

“We all need the opportunity to see the city more playfully, as a world dominated by the interplay of very basic color and shape. I try to create a new space within the existing space of our everyday world for people to enter freely, and unexpectedly “disconnect” from their reality.”

Aakash Nihalani

Aakash Nihalani

Aakash Nihalani, (coloured tape)

“We live in a big city of big boxes with little windows peeking onto other big boxes next to smaller ones…”   Aakash Nihalani

Aakash Nihalani

Aakash Nihalani

Nihalani places these shapely creations within the urban landscape of New York city “to highlight the unexpected contours and elegant geometry of the city itself.”

Aakash Nihalani

Aakash Nihalani, (coloured tape)

“He navigates a fine line between vandalism and littering that even the cops don’t know how to deal with. “So far no arrests,” he says sounding relieved, “though last week I had a couple cops pull up while I was doing a sidewalk piece saying they got calls about suspicious activity. They made me take it off, and said, ‘Take it to the park…'”

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Aakash Nihalani’s website here.

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