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Max Zorn wants to use his quirky craftsmanship to bridge the gap between audience and artist

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  • Writer: Melalin Mahavongtrakul
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At first glance, Dutch artist Max Zorn seems to be just another tourist, casually exploring the streets of downtown Bangkok. But once he puts on his cap and sunglasses, a roll of brown packing tape around his left wrist and a scalpel grasped firmly in his right hand, he is ready to create an intriguing form of art. 

Max Zorn’s art has three ingredients — the man, the tape and the scalpel.

Tape art — a branch of street art that takes after graffiti culture — can be traced back to the United States in the late 1980s. From then, it gradually spread around the globe, with each artist developing his or her own style.

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