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Incredible Artwork by Brian Dettmer

American artist Brian Dettmer is known for his detailed and innovative sculptures with books and other forms of antiquated media. He carefully selects and sifts through stacks of old books to uncover the perfect source and subject for his cultural archaeological explorations and sculptural possibilities.

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Brian Dettmer is originally from Chicago but currently resides in Atlanta, GA.

Dettmer’s work has been exhibited internationally in several galleries, museums and art centers.

His work can be found in several public and private collections throughout the U.S, Latin America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Dettmer’s work has gained International acclaim through internet bloggers, and traditional media.

«In this work I begin with an existing book and seal its edges, creating an enclosed vessel full of unearthed potential. I cut into the surface of the book and dissect through it from the front», — artist says.

«I work with knives, tweezers and surgical tools to carve one page at a time, exposing each layer while cutting around ideas and images of interest».

«Nothing inside the books is relocated or implanted, only removed. Images and ideas are revealed to expose alternate histories and memories», — Brian says.

«My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book's internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception».

Inspiration / 4466 / by: NewSha / Tags: book, cutting / 5.0/1
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