Artist of the Week – Aakash Nihalani
Aakash Nihalani creates art that gives viewers the chance to step into a different New York than they are used to seeing, and in turn, momentarily escape from the routine, schedules and lives. “Uncornered” by Aakash Nihalani and Know Hope will make New Yorkers fly. The white doves that soar in through the window on the left and out through the window on the right are a beautiful example of Nihalani’s ability to mesmerize with the simplicity of shapes. Paired with the simple illustrative style of Know Hope this piece is sure to make viewers feel dreamlike. The exhibition that Aakash Nihalani will open on April 5th at Wunderkammern will surely amaze the Romans. The solo show that Aakash titled “Vantage” indicates the illusionary power of the exhibited work in Rome. For the show the artist has created several multimedia artworks that use: acrylic, flashe, corrugated plastic, wood or magnets. Aakash Nihalani gives viewers the chance to step into a different Rome than they are used to seeing, and in turn, momentarily escape from the routine, schedules and lives. For these and so many other reasons Aakash Nihalani ist our Artist of the Week.
About Aakash Nihalani
Aakash Nihalani is a master of color and shape –arrangement. The isometric rectangle and squares the New York based artist selectively places around his hometown are playful interaction of depth and space perception. They intrigue the viewer only from certain angles but their minimalist aesthetic always remains. The three-dimensional illusions Aakash Nihalani paints, tapes or sculpts are not his artistic expression but instinctive action he takes to lighten the urban environment. Aakash Nihalani says: “People need to understand that how it is isn’t how it has to be. MY work is created in reaction to what we readily encounter in our lives, sidewalks and dorrways, buildings and bricks. I’m just connecting the dots differently to make my own picture. Others need to see that they can create too, connecting their own dots, in their own places”