This week we welcome Kuki Gomez, a New York City-based visual artist who works with tape as his primary medium. His tape art projects have appeared in numerous art spaces and community engaged contexts around NYC, including the Shed in Hudson Yards and Diversity Plaza and the 34th Avenue Open Street in Jackson Heights. He is the recipient of a 2021 NYC Artist Corps Grant.
Gomez studied art and graphic design in Argentina at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He started his career as a creative director for Levi’s Jeans, and went on to design the fashion show and graphics for the first Hugo Boss store in the country. Since moving to New York, he has worked as a freelance designer, creating hundreds of special events. His company Kuki Design Events has produced large-scale events for DIRECTV, Pepsi, Corona, Conde Nast, Hearst Corporation, and the Tribeca Film Festival, among others.
“As a New York tape artist, my vision is to push the boundaries of traditional street art by using adhesive tape as my medium. My work is characterized by bold lines and bright colors, creating striking visual contrast in the urban landscape.
“My work is inspired by the energy and chaos of the city, and I use tape to create intricate, layered compositions that reflect the overlapping layers of life in the city. I often work with large-scale installations, using the architecture of the city itself as a canvas.”
“I strive to create work that is accessible to a wide audience, and I believe that the use of tape as a medium makes my art more relatable and approachable. My goal is to create a dialogue between my art and the viewer, and to inspire people to see the city in a new way.”
“In addition to creating public art, I also work on more intimate, personal projects that explore the relationship between the individual and the city. Through my art, I hope to challenge people to think about the role of art in the public space and how it can shape our perception of the world around us.”