Sometimes artists use strange mediums simply to make a stir and raise publicity, but when an artist discovers a new medium that really works well, and looks really cool at the same time, you know they’re about to change the game.
Mark Khaisman is one of those innovative artists, and his latest series of Film Noir themed works are quite a breath of fresh air. Mark creates the signature look of his "drawings" by applying translucent duct tape to acrylic panels which are mounted on lightboxes, thereby creating shadows, highlights and linework as the light shines through layers of tape.
We first featured Mark back in 2008 (Link), and since then his works have evolved quite a bit- his portraits have become more detailed and his style more visually striking. However, these packing tape "drawings" have to be seen in person to be truly appreciated.