My representational works are rendered from carefully layered strips of translucent packing tape applied to backlit acrylic glass. Commercial tape being used as a wide brush, with the light offering shadow and depth to create a recognizable resemblance. I am mixing materials produced by technological society with themes derived from the media. Works are categorized into several archetypal groups: film noir stills, fragmented Hollywood rags, iconic objects of wealth and prestige from design history and from pop culture. Subjects broken into grids, pixels, and layers appear in a state of fragmentary fuzziness, appropriate to their origin in our shared collective memory. Made of a familiar material formed into a familiar image, I ask the viewer to recognize and complete the work, stimulating both memory and interpretation in the process.
Born in Kiev, Khaisman studied Art and Architecture at the Moscow Architectural Institute, Moscow, Russia. His recent exhibitions are: Wallingford Art Center; Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany; BYU Museum of Art, Proto, UT; and more. He has been the recipient of many awards and works are found in the collections of: Brandywine Trust Collection, Philadelphia; British Airline Collection, London; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington; NBC Collection, New York; Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany; West Collection, Philadelphia, and more.