ABOUT: "Thorns" is the feeling the artist had when focusing on the expressions as he created this artwork in his Amsterdam studio. A nostalgic still frame of the Roaring 20s - an era inspiring to the artist, "Thorns" is a sting of bustling engagement, a mysterious glamour, and hints of boldness and jealousy behind the masks and tuxedos. Under the golden chandelier and crimson curtains, Zorn creates a playful realness of life behind closed doors.
MEDIUM: This artwork is made from only layers of sepia-toned and colored packing tape on top of acrylic glass. The tape is hand cut by the artist, with no photo reference and no pre-sketch. The LED light behind the sheet of acrylic glass illuminates the different layers, creating different tones.
PROTECTION: All Max Zorn tape artworks are sealed air tight by a sealant and a permanent opaque back sheet behind it to prevent exposure to dust, dryness and humidity. LED lights are low-voltage to avoid any heat, and every artwork has a UV protected acrylic glass in the front. LED frame and CoA included.