A Day at the Beach by Nickolai Walko
A Day at the Beach, 2019
Black masking tape, acrylic, and copper on wood panel (resin coated)
24" x 24" x 0.5", 128 oz
The work is signed on back
Condition is mint
Nickolai Walko uses masking tape not for its original intentions, but to produce high contract, intricate, and stylized works of art. He explains that in a way the tape acts as a skin, and the Xacto knife as a scalpel. Cutting the tape and pulling it up reveals the subject matter below, whether it be a lost artifact, a landscape, or actual anatomy.