Dimensions Blur In Aakash Nihalani’s Minimalist Optical Illusions

Aakash Nihalani is known for his illusionist interventions that push the boundaries between two and three dimensions. Though he started off using using tape to form ephemeral installations, in the last few years Nihalani has moved into more permanent territory, working with wood and metal to form free-standing and wall-mounted sculptures.

Throughout his practice, the artist works with simple geometric shapes and minimal black and white color palettes accented with neon. Nihalani, a Queens, New York native, graduated from New York University’s Steinhardt School in 200

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Tilt III (2018) tape, paint

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Tilt I (2018) tape, paint

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Trail (2017) paint

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Turn (2017) tape, vinyl, paint, board

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Overhead (2009) tape, corrugated board

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@ssiiggnnaall 2013

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Where the Red Fern Flows (2010) tape

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Magdalena (2012) tape and corrugated board

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Noah (2012) tape and corrugated board

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Landline (2014)

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Landline (2014)

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Landline (2014)

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Hug (2014) tape and corrugated board

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L.A. Leaker (2013) tape

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Spaced (2014) paint

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