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Dont worry honey © Courtesy of the artist and Visionairs Gallery Paris
Once at night © Courtesy of the artist and Visionairs Gallery Paris
She © Courtesy of the artist and Visionairs Gallery Paris

14 Rue Des Carmes
75005 Paris
December 13th, 2012 - February 28th, 2013
Opening: December 13th, 2012 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

5th Arrondissement
+33 [0|1 42 61 15 15
10 - 7pm
tape art, mixed-media, graffiti/street-art, performance


Max Zorn se démarque des autres street artists, par le matériel qu’il utilise pour recouvrir les lampadaires des villes les plus importantes d’Europe : le scotch d’emballage.

L’idée de travailler avec du scotch d’emballage à la place de la peinture lui est venu d’un ami designer de voiture. Ils utilisent de fines bandes pour dessiner leurs idées sur un tableau. Il a été surpris de voir à quelle vitesse ils peuvent réaliser d’étonnants croquis. Ce genre de tape-art a conquis les rues sous une forme d’art urbain ces dernières années.

Cependant, le scotch de couleur est couramment dans la rue ou sur les murs.


Amsterdam based Max Zorn makes the difference, among other street artists, thanks to the material he uses to cover the streetlights of the most important European cities: packing tape.

The idea to work with tape instead of paint was inspired by a friend of Max who worked as a car designer at that time. They use slim tapes to outline their ideas on large boards. He was surprised to see how fast they could create stunning sketches with it. During the last years that kind of tape-art also conquered the streets as a new form of urban art.

However, it is widely practised by using colored tape on walls or streets.

When some use a scalpel for dissection, Max Zorn transform it into a tool of creation.

His dexterity in handling the tape, and his mastery of the tool, the scalpel, make this thirty year old man, the grand master of ephemeral allegorical universe.

On glass surfaces, playing with light to give relief to his creations, Max Zorn glue and cut like with a stencil. Contrasts and reliefs result from an accumulation of layers of tape.

Looking at his paintings is like immersing in the mystery of the soul. This former student in psychology flirts with the world of black thrillers of the fifties. He depicts his characters as a James Ellroy could do in his novels.