Incredible Book Art Carvings by Brian Dettmer

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Incredible Book Art Carvings by Brian Dettmer

The media that he chose were old books such as map books, encyclopedias, textbooks, manuals, novels, or any book that was thick enough and was not used.

A surgeon is usually always synonymous with a doctor. But what would happen if someone dissected the books into the very beautiful artworks? Yes, Brian Dettmer can do it.

An artist from Chicago who studied at Columbia College. He currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA. who earned the nickname "Book Surgeon" in the art world in the US. The reason is this man does his work with surgeon equipment and expertise as well as a surgeon.

Dettmer specializes in making art with the concept of recycling. The media that he chose were old books such as map books, encyclopedias, textbooks, manuals, novels, or any book that was thick enough and was not used.

He turns old books that are not used into unique statues with intricate details. He only uses tweezers, knives, scalpels, and other surgical tools to dissect and carve old books into amazing carvings.

For art observers, Dettmer's work is considered to have a vintage touch because it uses thick and old hardback books with old, yellowed pages. Although these books can no longer be read, at least they are still valuable because of the artistic value and evidence of Dettmer's creativity enshrined there.

Dettmer, himself has a fairly unique view of his works. In his statement to My Modern Met , he said that “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,”

Source: h/t: mymodernmet I twistedsifter

More info, inquiry, and follow: briandettmer.com Flickr

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Brian Dettmer is one of the leading artists working with the book today. His works have been exhibited internationally in institutions including the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), NY; The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, DC; The Chicago Cultural Center, IL; The High Museum, GA; The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, GA; and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, VA. In 2014, Brian Dettmer was the subject of a ten year retrospective at the Hermann Geiger Foundation in Cecina, Italy.

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Dettmer’s sculptures can be found in the permanent collection of several notable institutions including: the Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC; The Art Institute of Chicago Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, IL; The High Museum, GA; The Museum of Contemporary Art, GA; and the Yale University Art Gallery, CT. He has recently lectured at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and The New York Public Library in New York. In 2014, he spoke at the TED Youth conference. Brian Dettmer’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Chicago Tribune, Art News, Modern Painters, Wired, The Village Voice, Harper’s and NPR among many others.

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More info:

BRIAN DETTMER OFFICIAL SITE: http://briandettmer.com/
BRIAN DETTMER ON FLICKR: http://www.flickr.com/photos/briandettmer/

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