How it all started…

I’ve always been a big fan of using the context of a city as the backdrop for art. But I felt one aspect was underrepresented and that was street art that appears at night, when a city changes its face. Thus, everything started with the idea to use some of the thousands of city lights as an urban gallery for artwork. Here is one in Hong Kong…

 

Max Zorn street art - tape art in Amsterdam

This tape artwork was stolen a long time ago, and I’ve forgotten the bruises I got while climbing on that lamp post… but it was the first tape, stuck up in Amsterdam in 2011. And a lot followed.

Artwork made of packing tape hung up on a street lamp in Germany by Max Zorn. Kunst mit Klebeband, art du ruban

Max Zorn street art – Tape art in Hamburg

Artwork made of packing tape hung up on a street lamp in Amsterdam depicting the girl with the pearlearring, by Max Zorn. Kunst mit Klebeband, art du ruban

Max Zorn street art – Tape artwork in Amsterdam

 

Artwork made of packing tape hung up on a street lamp in Singapore by Max Zorn. Kunst mit Klebeband, art du ruban

Max Zorn street art – Tape artwork in Singapore

Artwork made of packing tape hung up on a street lamp in Montmartre, Paris, by Max Zorn. Kunst mit Klebeband, art du ruban

Artwork made of packing tape hung up on a street lamp, by Max Zorn. Kunst mit Klebeband, art du ruban

Max Zorn street art – Tape artwork on street lamp

Artwork made of packing tape for the Stick Together project, hung up on a street lamp in Key West, USA, by Max Zorn. Kunst mit Klebeband, art du ruban

Max Zorn street art – Tape artwork in Key West

STICK TOGETHER PROJECT

It felt natural to get the public involved with the project. Initially I had asked friends to hang up some of my stickers on their trips. It was great to see pictures of my art on random places and hear the stories about the more or less successful attempts to stick them up.
That led me to the idea to open the project to the public. Basically everyone could apply for a sticker on my website and if the location was cool enough I sent out little artworks for free. Ever since the project has grown to global scale and let to hundreds of small tape artworks displayed on streetlamps around the world. Here are just a few, find more pics on my instagram.

map of street art made with tape stickers by Max Zorn for the Stick Together project

Artwork made of packing tape hung up on a street lamp in Paris near Louvre by Max Zorn. Kunst mit Klebeband, art du ruban

Max Zorn street art – Tape art in Paris near Louvre

Artwork made of packing tape hung up on a street lamp, by Max Zorn. Kunst mit Klebeband, art du ruban

Max Zorn street art – Tape artwork on street lamp

Artwork made of packing tape hung up on a street lamp in Spain by Max Zorn. Kunst mit Klebeband, art du ruban

Max Zorn street art – Tape artwork in Madrid

STREET ART AT NIGHT

I’m about to launch a new project that is dedicated to collect and archive street art at night. Feel welcome to send me photos of your discoveries to info@maxzorn.com.

Tape artwork installed in a car by Max Zorn. Installation on roof top in Amsterdam. Kunst mit Klebeband installiert in ein Auto. art du ruban, auto.

Max Zorn street art – car on roof 2

Tape artwork installed in a car by Max Zorn. Installation on roof top in Amsterdam. Kunst mit Klebeband installiert in ein Auto

Max Zorn street art – Car on roof

Max Zorn created an artwork made of packing tape for the street art fest Grenoble 2015. Street art at night. Ruban adhesif. Tape Art

Max Zorn street art – bus shelter Grenoble

Check out my Facebook and Instagram  for more artworks and tape-stickers.