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  •  April 3, 2020


Making tape

Pictures made with ... duct tape! Seemingly useless, except for closing packages, in the hands of Russian artist Mark Khaisman the tapes take the shape of cinema faces. The beautiful images impress with the creativity and versatility of the material.

Born in Kiev (Ukraine), Mark studied Art at the Moscow Institute of Architects. With this luggage, he settled in the United States. In consumer land, packages and everything related to them - including ribbons - jumped into the artist's eyes.

His work is classified as "pictorial illusions formed by lights and shadows." The three key elements used are: translucent tape to close packages, acrylic surface and light projection. With layered overlay, we see varying degrees of opacity that reproduce the color tones of the original scenes, which are recreated with this original technique.


Inspired by the dramatic nature of cinema, and the contrasts of noir films, Mark Khaisman recreated beautiful scenes, as we can see - and be inspired by - the following gallery.

Making tape

Making tape


Making tape

Making tape

Making tape

Making tape

Making tape

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