New York Eve by Max Zorn

New York Eve shows the freehand craftwork of the artist and the vividness of packing tape, through sepia tones and straight lines. Max Zorn's sharp subjects give the setting of New York Eve a pure and believable depth. The subject character is depicted similar to that found in a James Ellroy novel, where iconic style is revealed together with shimmering skyscrapers and Americana charm. With his unmistakable way of composing cinematic settings, Max Zorn pulls the spectator into his motifs and encourages them to continue his story—set between New York City lines of decadence and disillusion.

About the Artist

With a surgeon’s scalpel for a brush, Max Zorn is a tape artist. He emerged in 2011, as an urban artist who hung his tape art on street lamps. Using the night as his setting, his work dots the streets of European capitals worldwide. With his medium—ordinary brown packing tape, Zorn shapes layers upon layers on acrylic glass that, when illuminated from behind, reveals the contrast and warmth of the simple medium. Check out his website for more information.

Extra Information

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Learn more about the creation of this installation, by watching this video, or learn about the science behind it with the videos below: Why is glass transparent? from TED-Ed; and How It's Made: Adhesive Tape from TRR56.

Why is glass transparent? - Mark Miodownik

How It's Made Adhesive Tape