Occasionally, we come up with the creative ideas of using usually day to day stuff to craft something worth applauding. Minute things which usually go unnoticed sometimes contribute in crafting stunning masterpieces. Remember the Peter Root’s Incredible City Made Up Of 100,000 Staples and Astonishing Toothpick Sculptures Created By Scott Weaver? Spectacular; weren’t they? Meet Mark Khaisman who using the packaging tapes crafts inimitable master pieces.
While most of us use packing tape on boxes, talented artist Mark Khaisman uses it as a paint brush, painstakingly layering 2” swaths across fields of Plexiglas until the images revealed to come up with creative artworks worth being the part of any modern interior.
Ukranian born artist Marc Khaisman never knew that one day he would be known for the artworks crafted out of packaging tape. Originally, he was trained as an architect, but now he uses an packing tape to create amazing artworks.
Khaisman lives and works in Philadelphia. His creative mind has the ability to create luminous, thought-provoking pieces of art with a commonplace medium that otherwise is considered to just be used for packaging boxes.
Mark with his creative bent of mind creates masterpieces by applying layer upon layer of brown packaging tape on plexiglass light boxes and creates spectacular artworks. Mark uses up to ten layers of tape for the darkest spots on his paintings and uses around three 100-meter packaging tape rolls to complete his artworks.
The artist works with stills from his favorite films, increases them to actual size and then adds pieces of packaging tape directly on the light boxes. Using different number of layers to create darker areas and shadows, and thinner pieces of tape to achieve brush strokes, Mark Khaisman creates detailed paintings that look stupendous.
In Designers words:
“My works are large archetypal representational images, made from layer upon layer of translucent packing tape, applied to clear Plexiglas and placed in front of a light box to give the image shadow and depth. I see my tape art as a form of painting. The 2-inch tape acts as a wide brush, and the light behind the panels as an alchemist’s luminous blending medium. In working with tape, like in painting, accident and control are always present. My Brown Tape Art is a conversation with light. I started it like a traditional stained glass artist, but with tape: I found I could continue my conversation with light, but in a more expedient manner”.
These taped paintings are a perfect delight! Check out Mark Khaisman’s site for more information.