My street work consists mostly of isometric rectangles and squares. I selectively place these graphics around New York to highlight the unexpected contours and elegant geometry of the city itself. All execution of a piece is done on site with little to no planning.
For however briefly, I am trying to offer people a chance to step into a different New York than they are used to seeing, and in turn, momentarily escape from routine schedules and lives. We all need the opportunity to see the city more playfully, as a world dominated by the interplay of very basic color and shape. I try to create a new space within the existing space of our everyday world for people to enter freely, and unexpectedly ‘disconnect’ from their reality.
"I really love the way Aakash’s work uses the site as a background, letting the characteristics of the street be a part of the work. I am inspired by the work’s simplicity and the questions it raises about materials and background vs. painted surface."
"I know just about every piece Aakash has made, both on the street and in his studio, since 2008, and I love them all. I am very grateful for all the opportunities I have had to work with him to date, because I truly believe he is one of the most talented and creative young artists working in New York today. Look out for big things from him in the future!"