Brian Dettmer Kinz + Tillou Fine Art, Brooklyn

 

Kinz + Tillou Fine Art

59 Cambridge Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA

+1 212 929 0500

info@ktfineart.com

 

 

 

 

Brian Dettmer

Born 1974 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

 

 

Brian Dettmer's artwork involves the alteration of information media. A large body of his current work is created by altering vintage books and assembling sets of books into intricate sculptures.

 

After carefully selecting the source and subject for his cultural explorations and sculptural possibilities, Dettmer next determines the architecture of construction and aesthetics of presentation for his altered book artworks. Then, with the perspective of an archeologist, vision of an explorer and precision of a surgeon, using scalpels and x-acto blades, he selectively only removes, exposes and seals existing images and information to propose new conceptual contexts and map new visual journeys.

 

Dettmer has received attention and acclaim with his work being published internationally and exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta and Barcelona.

 

 

 


Brian Dettmer, Tower 1 Britannica, 2012, hardcover books, acrylic varnish, 89.5 x 15 x 15 inches

Brian Dettmer, Tower 1 Britannica (detail), 2012, hardcover books, acrylic varnish, 89.5 x 15 x 15 inches

Brian Dettmer, Do It Complete Yourself Man, 2010, hardcover books, acrylic varnish, 18.5 x 20.5 x 4 inches

Brian Dettmer, One Word at a Time, 2012, hardcover books, acrylic varnish, 7 x 76.5 x 3.5 inches

Brian Dettmer, One Word at a Time (detail), 2012, hardcover books, acrylic varnish, 7 x 76.5 x 3.5 inches

Brian Dettmer, The Big Fun Book, 2012, hardcover books, acrylic varnish, 10.25 x 9.25 x 2.25 inches