Tripoli Gallery

Aakash Nihalani

b. 1986, Queens, New York

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Aakash Nihalani was born in 1986 in Queens, New York and is currently based in Brooklyn. In 2008, he received a BFA from Steinhardt School, New York University and in 2012 he was awarded a residency at the Willem de Kooning studio in East Hampton. Nihalani's street installations, which are constructed from strips of instantly identifiable fluorescent tape, open up unexpected dimensions and often enlightening and humorous perspectives to the otherwise routine urbanscapes upon which they are affixed. His pieces are meant to engage the public by creating environments that can be physically entered and explored from various angles, exposing unnoticed details, and transforming passersby or gallery visitors into active participants. In 2013, Nihalani was commissioned by the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill to create three ephemeral tape installations for their Herzog & de Meuron-designed museum’s exterior wall, viewable during their annual Midsummer Party and throughout the summer months, coinciding with his solo exhibition Aaranged at Tripoli Gallery in Southampton. Nihalani’s colorful geometric-based work has been exhibited internationally and featured in a number of publications including: The New York Times, The Times of India, Vogue India and artinfo.com. He has been included in solo and group exhibitions throughout New York, Rome, New Delhi, and London.
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Flow, 2009
Acrylic on unstretched canvas
21-1/2 × 28 inches

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Totem, 2012
Acrylic on canvas
40 × 16 inches

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Passage (Pink), 2015
acrylic, flashe, mixed media, canvas, wood, corrugated plastic, rare earth magnets
46-1/2 × 24 inches

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Green, 2015
acrylic, flashe, mixed media, canvas, corrugated plastic, wood, rare earth magnets
49-1/2 × 24 inches

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Orange, 2015
acrylic, flashe, mixed media, canvas, corrugated plastic, wood, rare earth magnets
42 × 42 inches

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Yellow, 2015
acrylic, flashe, mixed media, canvas, corrugated plastic, wood, rare earth magnets
46-1/2 × 36 inches

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Cavity, 2015
acrylic on canvas
24 × 36 inches

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Fissure, 2015
acrylic on canvas
24 × 36 inches

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X, 2015
paint and tape on wall
variable

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Passage, 2015
paint and tape on wall
variable

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Field, 2013
Mixed media on canvas
52-1/2 × 52-1/2 inches

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Field (detail), 2013
Mixed media on canvas
52-1/2 × 52-1/2 inches

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Field, 2013
acrylic on canvas, corrugated plastic, wood, and magnets
33 × 62 inches

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Field (detail), 2013
acrylic on canvas, corrugated plastic, wood, and magnets
33 × 62 inches

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Field, 2013
acrylic on canvas, corrugated plastic, wood, and magnets
24 × 24 inches

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Field (detail), 2013
acrylic on canvas, corrugated plastic, wood, and magnets
24 × 24 inches

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installation view, 2013

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installation view, 2013

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Aaranged 1, 2013
Acrylic on wood
48 × 48 inches

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Chaser (Open), 2013
Paper tape on wall
52-1/4 × 120-3/4 inches

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Chaser (Closed), 2013
Paper tape on wall
61-1/2 × 61-1/2

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Aaranged II, 2013
Acrylic, enamel, wood, and magnets
48 × 48 inches

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Untitled (Star), 2013
Paper tape on corrugated plastic
67-1/4 × 67-1/4

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Aarranged 1a, 2013
Acrylic, enamel, wood, and magnets
24 × 24 inches

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Aarranged 2a, 2013
Acrylic, enamel, wood, and magnets
24 × 24 inches

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Detail: Aarranged II, 2013
Acrylic, enamel, wood, and magnets
48 × 48 inches

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Totem, 2012
Acrylic on canvas
40 × 16 inches