Mark Khaisman is a Ukrainian artist whose work delights me.
His medium is packing tape and plexiglass! And he bends it all to the light in such a nuanced and brilliant way.
The effect is mesmerizing and beautiful, and I am hooked by the subjects of his portraits – often my favorite classic movie stars. It makes Khaismain’s art feel soothingly familiar, yet totally innovative.
Sean Connery… swoon!
“Mark Khaisman treasures the alchemy whereby a commonplace material is transformed into a fine art medium because he sees it as enabling him to deconstruct the hierarchy of culture by filtering it through association with mundane material.” (via Wikipedia)
This installation reminds me of Versailles, Grey Gardens…and every time in my grown-up life that I have packed up and moved!
Artists like Khaisman inspire me to explore my crazier design ideas.
I would design a room around any of these pieces in a heartbeat.
Images sourced here.