Gripping Modern Art Made with Tape

Many artists use tape to create their masterpieces, using it to mask off areas or to hold layers of their works together… Chris Hosmer takes the material a few steps further, making beautiful modern pieces with tape alone. His work has a superb linear look to it and even the tastefully placed color is made with the material.

Hosmer grew up on the East and West coasts of the US, attending Syracuse University where he studied drawing, sculpture and painting. He now lives in Shanghai and skateboards to work. Check out the video at the bottom of this post for a closer look at his process, or see more of his tape artworks and a collection of his captivating sketchbook pages at


Benjamin Starr

Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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  1. Hi Benjamin: Brilliant ways that people create their art! Found you somehow by accident. Have you seen my `art` created from water vapour? Found on

    Cheers, MsEVP

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