Ostap + SELFMADECREW – We are a Berlin-based but global active, five-member artists collective. Since 2015 we work as a team in different techniques. Such as Tape Art (Art with Tape), Spray Art, Live Painting Events, Street Art, Interior Design etc.
Is it art — or can I chuck it?
This will probably be asked.
Tape artist Slava Ostap makes art. Not some art, but street art. Not any kind of art, he does tape art. And this art is really the finest.
In addition to his first successes, such as “Still Unrest” or “The Beast”, I was allowed to reshape two floors of the Berlin department store Jahn as part of the Google Play event with his team. I glued walls and floors and thus created a completely new dimension. The result was and is always impressive. It captivates the viewer and leaves much room for own interpretations.
As a tape artist, I try to stay innovative and rich in ideas. I create art where nobody would expect it: at windows, in huge halls, on streets or in parks. The result is simply breathtaking and unique. But why just adhesive strips? Why not classical graffiti, which he also well mastered?
“Adhesive tape art is at the start of its development and has not yet been contaminated by stereotypes. Tape Art therefore offers a wide field for action, experiments are very welcome, and that is close to my heart. “- says Ostap in an interview. In addition, there are many different varieties of tape, you can keep them well and do not bleach.”
With adhesive strips, you can easily and effectively realize your vision. There are no limits to creativity. And if the whole thing no longer pleases, it can be removed easily and without residue.
- Artist Name: „OSTAP“
- Techniques: Tape Art, Street Art, Stencil, Spray Art
- Born and grew up in USSR
- Studied architecture in USSR
- Since 2003 Berliner-by-choice
- 2004-2007 Education as an offset printer
- 2012- 2014- Resident-Artist at “URBAN SPREE” Gallery, Berlin
- 2015- Founder of artists collective “SELFMADECREW”