Brian Dettmer – Kinz + Tillou Fine Art, Brooklyn
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.