Street art is synonymous with playfulness according to Aakash Nihalani. Just how can be observed on the walls of Torpignattara and in the spaces of Wunderkammer in Rome for his latest solo show Vantage. Based in New York but originally from India, this artist born in 1986 moves his first steps in the world of art after abandoning law school. Once transferred to the art program at NYU he falls in love with silk screen printing and the first figure he chooses to print with this technique is a three dimensional cube. What starts as a single shape turns into hundreds, cut out and ready to play with. During his first college exhibition a sculpture on display by a fellow student projects its shadow onto the floor. The outline it creates mimics the shape of Aakash's prints, and he is suddenly inspired to trace it with the adhesive tape he was using to stick his silk screen works on the wall. What results is an isometric geometry of tape, but even more, a life-size optical illusion that interacts with space and the viewer. This chance operation would shortly later be translated onto the most varied public spaces, offering the colorful and playful perspective of someone who thinks outside the box.