Tag Archives: portraits

This art will stick with you

At first, we figured there wasn’t much more to Max Zorn’s tape art than what meets the eye. But the street artist has a few twists waiting for anyone who takes the time to check out his site. First of all, it’s not evident in these online pics, but he hangs his portraits on street lamps and other urban light sources. The tape has been applied to clear plastic layers, so the lamp illuminates what might otherwise look like the top of a discarded shipping box.

Max Zorn (surely not his real name – that was the villain’s name in the James Bond flick, A View to a Kill, played by Chris Walken!) includes a map on his site that will tell you where he’s “displayed” his art. And he even announces upcoming “shows”. Just the other day, he posted that Liverpool, Bristol, and London can expect to see the release of his take on The Beatles.
If there’s any doubt as to the talent that his tape art requires, there’s a time-lapse video below of Zorn at work. We wouldn’t have guessed the process requires so many steps, both additive and reductive. It’s darn impressive.

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Tell the chef there’s a face in my aluminum pan

When you’re preparing that Thanksgiving dinner this week, stop and take another look at those tin pans – you could’ve turned those into art. Israeli designer Idan Friedman created a series of portraits embossed into disposable aluminum food trays. Friedman says, “All people featured in the project are part of my everyday life, ranging from close friends to passers-by.” These photos are from an exhibition at a gallery in Tel-Aviv, Israel.