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Sticky Street Art Made From Masking Tape

Monday 05.13.2013 , Posted by
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One of the biggest problems facing street artists has always been the legality of painting on unauthorized walls. While many people cheer for a more art filled city, there are always those (including business owners) who decry the practice of using the urban environment as a canvas. Enter Aussie street artist Buff Diss, a man who uses masking tape to create his uniquely linear works of art… and in doing so makes works which can please everyone. Don’t like it? Simply peal it off.

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With the ethical reasons out of the way, Buff Diss creates some stellar pieces of art. From his many human hand based pieces, to some magnificent trains (including a train on a train!), his works are far more linear and geometrically oriented than most other street art; a feature inherent in his chosen medium.

Buff Diss fell into his current style partly because of how quickly you can create a piece of art. He tells FastCo.Create: “I tend not to sketch unless there’s a specific image to re-create, and even then I prefer to work from a photo,” he says. “I should sketch more, but I enjoy the directness in finding a space and responding to it without a piece in mind.”

You can see more of his recent tape art work on his blog or follow him on Facebook.

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Via lifelounge & fastcocreate

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Written by 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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