Max Zorn

Max Zorn is a Dutch artist based in Amsterdam. His style is notable for its use of brown packing tape as a medium and cutting on acrylic glass with a scalpel to create portraits that need lighting from behind to be seen. Over time Max Zorn has learned to apply more layers of brown translucent tape for greater impact and illusion of depth. Max Zorn’s rise to popularity began after publishing a two-minute self-made video on YouTube titled “Street Art by Max Zorn Making of Tape Art” in 2011.The video showed how Max Zorn hangs his translucent tape art on street lamps as a form of street art at night in Amsterdam. Max Zorn’s settings and themes are influenced by film noir while brown shades and different layers of tape create a sepia tone. Max Zorn draws inspiration from characters in novels produced by writers such as Hemingway, Steinbeck, and Salinger. His work also is influenced by American realism artists such as Edward Hopper.

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