Aakash Nihalani transforms various outdoor spaces of New York into playful installations. By using only colorful neon tape, the imaginative artist creates bold isometric rectangles that aim to transfer the passersby into another more cheerful and careless word.
For however briefly, I am trying to offer people a chance to step into a different New York than they are used to seeing, and in turn, momentarily escape from routine schedules and lives. We all need the opportunity to see the city more playfully, as a world dominated by the interplay of very basic color and shape. I try to create a new space within the existing space of our everyday world for people to enter freely , and unexpectedly ‘disconnect’ from their reality.”