Emanuel Pavao is a mixed media artist from Toronto, Canada who works with household tape as his medium and the city as his muse. "I am interested in exploring the limits of utilitarian material as it relates to art and expression. Why should duct tape or any other material be confined to its namesake?” Emanuel's work also raises questions about popular culture, street culture, socio-economic status and gentrification.
Emanuel Pavao is a self-taught artist that creates streetscape artwork from household tape (duct tape, masking tape, electrical tape) and resin. This award winning mixed media artist captures the nuance of city life including murals, store fronts, graffiti clad trucks and signage. Emanuel's recent body of tape art explores the socio-economical class division and the related social norms.