Aakash Nihalani is a contemporary artist known for his colorful geometric installations and street art. He was born in 1986 in Queens, New York, and grew up in a family of Indian immigrants. Nihalani earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University in 2008. He began working on his distinctive style of geometric art in 2007, inspired by his childhood love of puzzles and mazes. His art typically involves creating brightly colored, 3D shapes using tape and other materials, which he then applies to a variety of surfaces, such as walls, floors, and objects. His works often play with the perception of space and dimension, creating illusions and optical illusions that challenge the viewer's perspective. Nihalani has exhibited his work in galleries and museums around the world, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Seoul Museum of Art. He has also created public installations and murals in cities such as New York, Paris, and Amsterdam. In addition to his art practice, Nihalani has also worked as a freelance graphic designer and art director for clients such as The New York Times, Google, and Nike.
Aakash Nihalani X Silkscreen Print by Aakash Nihalani
Purchase X Limited Edition 1-Color Hand-Pulled Silkscreen Print on 130lb Mohawk Vellum Fine Art Paper by Aakash Nihalani Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "I seek to balance geometric perfection with the spontaneity of the surrounding environment. This single-color silkscreen is constructed from straight lines and creates the illusion of an X-shaped block rising out from the background. Optically, the thin sheet of paper transforms into a heavy, three-dimensional object. The illusion created presents an unexpected reality shift that takes the viewer out of their own experience, offering a refreshing change in perspective and a view into another dimension." - Aakash Nihalani