AMSTERDAM | NETHERLANDS
With a surgeon’s scalpel for a brush, Max Zorn is an artist who uses ordinary brown packing tape as his medium and a scalpel as a brush. Rising to fame in 2011 as an urban artist because of his exclusive use of tape art on street lamps, Zorn’s work dotted the streets of many European capitals like London, Madrid, Lisbon, and Berlin. In an impressively short timeline, Zorn continued to evolved his ‘tape art’ into solo exhibitions, with an international resume spanning innovative projects from Art Basel in Hong Kong and Miami to downtown Bangkok and Dubai.
Currently based in Amsterdam, Zorn has become established for his freehand craftwork and the vividness of his sepia toned creations. His ability to shape layers upon layers of tape on acrylic glass that, when illuminated from behind reveal contrasts and warmth, is simply unique. With his unmistakable way to compose cinematic settings, Zorn pulls the spectator into his motifs and encourages his audience to continue his story. Online, Max Zorn’s network boast more than 50k followers on Facebook and Twitter, and over 2 million YouTube viewers.