Medium

Mark Khaisman recreates images of historical figures, scenes from old movies, and 20th-century propaganda art using only layers of brown parcel tape on Plexiglas panels, which he then installs into light boxes so that they resemble pixelated computer images. His subjects have included iconic Hollywood movies such as Hitchcock’s Spellbound and James Bond, as well as Albert Einstein and Julius Caesar. Transforming a mundane material into noir-ish images rich in shadow and texture, Khaisman has said, “When installed in a light box, the tape images evoke both the seduction of the cinema screen and the physical presence of minimalist sculptures.”

Selected exhibitions
2021
visions of the new terrainPentimenti Gallery
2019
FOCUS - Mark KhaismanGalerie LeRoyer
2017
The Enduring Reasons Why: Celebrating 25Pentimenti Gallery
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Tape Noir 112 (Running Man), 2016

Ink toner on clear adhesive tape, acrylic panel, light box
36 1/2 × 48 1/2 × 6 in
92.7 × 123.2 × 15.2 cm
$10,000
Location
Philadelphia
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Medium

Mark Khaisman recreates images of historical figures, scenes from old movies, and 20th-century propaganda art using only layers of brown parcel tape on Plexiglas panels, which he then installs into light boxes so that they resemble pixelated computer images. His subjects have included iconic Hollywood movies such as Hitchcock’s Spellbound and James Bond, as well as Albert Einstein and Julius Caesar. Transforming a mundane material into noir-ish images rich in shadow and texture, Khaisman has said, “When installed in a light box, the tape images evoke both the seduction of the cinema screen and the physical presence of minimalist sculptures.”

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