Walk on Mesh, 02/12/2022, Industrial duct tape, 100 ft, Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY A 3D immersive mesh surface. Partners: Hive public space, Design trust for Public space.

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.

Corona Rock in Rio, 05/10/2015, Various Tapes, 2000 sq ft, Las Vegas strip. Las Vegas, NV.

Two interactive/immersive rooms at “Rock in Rio Music Festival. Partners: Cogent entertainment, Corona, Rock in Rio USA.

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.

Ave B Take over, 04/24/2021, Industrial duct Tape, 200 ft., Ave B between 8th & 9th Streets, East Village, NYC.

An immersive 3 dimensional kaleidoscope Tape Art installation. Partners: East Village community coalition, Loisaida open streets, Fab NYC, Jon Bucholtz, Merica May

“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.”

20 YEARS LATER, 09/11/2021, Industrial duct tape, 20 ft x 20 ft., Ave B and 9th Streets, East Village,NYC.

A 20 years anniversary memorial to 911 with a 3D effect. Partners: NYC Dept of cultural affairs, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), NYC Media & Entertainment (MOME), Queens theatre, East village community coalition, Loisaida open streets.

“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.”

Gomez with his work on the 34th Avenue Open Street in Jackson Heights on Earth Day 2022. Photo: Nitin Mukul

Gomez with his work on the 34th Avenue Open Street in Jackson Heights on Earth
Gomez is available for commissions, murals and installations. See more of his work on his website and Instagram

Nitin is a visual designer, gallery artist, and community arts activist. Past desk-oriented posts include: PBS, Digitas, K12, Inc., Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and Sesame Workshop International....

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