Slava Ostapand his duct tape artwork

A short explanation of the Slava Osinski artworks (Explication)

TAPE ART (Art made of adhesive tape)

2010 Inspired by the minimalist works of his friend Stefan Müller, an object emerges from two stretcher bars connected like chain stretcher frames.

Two frames chain- Homage to Stefan Müller's art

Untitled. 2010. Two frames chain

In 2011 he starts working with colored duct tape according to the motto: “adhesive tape instead of paint.”

Wooden paint mixing palette of a tape artist, 2012

Untitled, 2012. 30×40, GAFFA tape, cutter knife, wooden color mixing palette

In 2012 he creates his first parametric adhesive tape constructs with light and shadow effects.

In 2013 Ostap discovers the use of the stencil principle to produce “stained glass window” art from packaging tape on glass or lightboxes.

 FAQlove (Diptych), 2013, Packing tape, hinged window lightbox, 55x70 and 50x70

FAQlove (Diptych), 2013, Packing tape, hinged window lightbox, 55×70 and 50×70 cm

He continues his spatial experiments with adhesive tape.

2015. When experimenting with adhesive tape and the working principle of a monochrome screen, he opens up new optical effects.


Ostap prefers the stencil technique because, as an ancestor of printing, it is one of the oldest methods of image transmission and reflects the international language of pop culture. In an urban environment, this fast and reusable method of image transmission resembles a magical, ritual action.

Cheburashka vs. rat series, 2013-2018, Stencil, Spray paint

Loving art (Series), 2013-2018, Stencil, Spray paint

Loving street art, Cheburashka vs. rat series, 2018, Stencil, Spray paint

Loving Street Art (Series), 2018, Stencil, Spray paint

Like many of his artist colleagues, he plays with the cult symbols and characters of pop cultures: East-West; Male-Female; Cucumber-Banana (Andy Warhol); Cheburashka — Mickey Mouse, Rat…

Ostap’s artistic strategy is to archive his stencil graffiti by creating unique prints on canvas.