With a surgeon’s scalpel as a brush, Max Zorn is an artist who uses ordinary brown packing tape as his medium.
His fame as an urban artist rised in 2011 because of his exclusive use of tape sticked on street lamps. « I didn’t want to work on walls or on the floor I wanted to use street lamps as an urban gallery and I wanted to use the darkness as the setting around my artwork. »
Zorn’s work dotted the streets of many European capitals like London, Madrid, Lisbon and Berlin. In an impressively short timeline, Zorn translated 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 imposed himself with 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.