Aakash Nihalani’s Projection Art Springs to Life with Human Interaction

Posted by Alice Yoo

Aakash Nihalani, the artist known for his playful masking tape illusions, has just sent word that he’s completed a new body of work called Projections. In this exciting new series, cubic designs are projected onto a white wall, becoming an interactive canvas for the viewer. Using coding and motion software, a sensor picks up the viewer’s hand movement on the projected design and, in real time, changes the overall look of the piece.

As he describes it, “This exchange between the artwork and the viewer is essential in order to illuminate the underlying personality and sculptural quality of the work. The result is an infinite variation in composition, as unpredictable and original as the viewer. As with my street installations, these works not only invite human interaction but cannot fully exist without it, ultimately revealing as much of the individual as the piece itself.”

Aakash has created the works in gif form so that we can see them all in action. Watch as the works transform, revealing bright colors underneath or taking on whole new shapes and forms. Mesmerizing!

Aakash Nihalani’s website



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