Saturday, April 23, 2011

Brian Dettmer's Book Art

Brian Dettmer is known as "the Book Surgeon" for his technique of carving up old volumes to create beautiful sculptural art. Taking collage to the next level, he neither adds nor rearranges, only removes using scissors and surgical tools transforming dictionaries, old medical textbooks, and out-of-date encyclopedias into mind-boggling dioramas.

My Modern Met features fifteen illustrations of Dettmer's bibliotransformations as well as an exclusive interview with seven more photos. Visit the website of Brian Dettmer to view additional work dating from 2005 to 2010. Recent press includes an article on The New Yorker's "Book Bench" titled Postmodern Deconstruction. A solo show is scheduled for May 19, 2011 – June 11, 2011 at Kinz + Tillou in New York City.


MrCachet said...

Anita! Thanks for putting up this post on Brian's 'Book Art', which is a new twist on collage - but even more intriguing. I had seen his work somewhere months ago while surfing, and forgot to bookmark it and later could not find my way back. You solved that problem!

AnitaNH said...

Happy to be of service, Dave. His work is amazing. I need to go back to scissors school!