I’m a huge fan of street art, but I do understand the arguments that liken some of it to vandalism. Not the impromptu installations of sculptures, or even yarn graffiti, but no matter how awesome, spray paint can do damage. And most graffiti isn’t really art at all, just immature tagging that can leave permanent and unattractive results.
So they idea of impromptu public art that doesn’t actually hurt anything? Well, that’s just about as good as it gets.
BUFFDiss is a street artist who creates his works on walls, floors, and public spaces, but works exclusively in masking tape, allowing his pieces to be non-destructive.
“With the city as his canvas, Melbourne based Buff Diss uses masking tape to create amazing graffiti art. He purposely decided to stop using spray paint a few years back, and instead now uses masking tape as his sole medium. More than just the designs, I love how much thought he puts into finding the perfect place for his pieces. That extra thought elevates his work from interesting to thought-provoking.”