Tape Artist Aakash Nihalani Brings His Geometric Street Art to the Parrish Museum

"Drop" by Aakash Nihalani

Aakash Nihalani, the Brooklyn-based tape artist beloved for his inventive geometric interventions in galleries and public spaces, has joined the seasonal migration of New York City’s art world to the Hamptons. He recently created a suite of murals at the Parrish Art Museum, in collaboration with Southampton’s Tripoli Gallery, taking advantage of the long, long exterior walls of the museum’s new Herzog & de Meuron building.


The works include “Drop” (at top), which features a square block falling out of what looks like a long, square beam, and “Domino” (below), which suggests a tumbling stack of rectangular, John McCracken-esque monoliths. We last came across Nihalani’s work back in April, when he created a neon-hued, M.C. Escher-esque mural on the Lower East Side. Though markedly less colorful, his interventions at the Parrish Museum are of a decidedly grander scale befitting their impressive setting.

"Domino" by Aakash Nihalani


— Benjamin Sutton

(Images courtesy the artist, Tripoli Gallery.)