`All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind. ~Martin H. Fischer
4 January 2009
The packing tape art of Mark Khaisman demonstrates that even the most mundane material can be the basis of a complex and rich composition. Comprised entirely of brown tones and illuminated from behind, there is something vaguely film noir about some of his more scenographic works. In other pieces he takes ordinarily colorful snapshot scenes or classic portraits and renders them unfamiliar and abstract. Originally from the Ukraine Mark now lives, works and has regular shows in Philadelphia, PA.