Buff Diss is creating spectacular murals on the streets of Australia using nothing more than colored tape and his imagination. Transforming public places with his eye-catching work has always been his game, yet he has breathed new life into this 25 year old art, which is typically unpopular due to its impermanence.
Diss says that tape became his preferred medium by accident, initially using it to mark outlines for where he would paint his creations, and that he quickly discovered its versatility. He also explains, ‘If a piece has long enough to bond to the surface, without weather getting to it first, it can hold for years. On glass, they become permanent. But a lot of pieces in the street will be gone the next day.”
Themes of pinching fingers and skulls can be found throughout his work, as well as ocean waves. The pieces have been displayed on buildings, asphalt roads, as well as on trains. This artist’s visions are truly mesmerizing and masterfully detailed, showing how stunning this unconventional media can be.
Images via Buff Diss