Contemporary artist, Brian Dettmer, who was born in Chicago and currently resides in Atlanta, Ga., creates amazing works of art from old books.

Using a knife, pliers and surgical tools, Brian carefully stratifies the book, creating his amazing work.
Dettmer has received critical acclaim around the world, and his work can be found in numerous galleries and publications.
Here is what his work by the author himself: "The age of information in physical form fades."
"Intangible flows of information are becoming faster, and the material and the history of lost and forgotten."
"New media are rapidly changing the shape, not limited to the weight of the material and do not have a responsibility before history."
"In the real world remains frozen material, but in the virtual world of the material may not stay."
"History is lost, since the format changed from physical to digital stability of poverty."
"The richness and depth of book value in the world, and yet they often go unnoticed because monopoly, the shape and significance of the information fades over time. "
"The importance of books in the modern world has declined, but its shape remains linear in the nonlinear world."
"By changing the physical form of information, you can get it new, yet unexplored role. This is an area I'm working. "
"I'm editing and altering objects such communication, as books, maps, films and other media."
"By changing the physical form of information, you can get it new, yet unexplored role. This is an area I'm working. "
"I'm editing and altering objects such communication, as books, maps, films and other media."



"I cut surface of the book and begin to" dismember "her from the front."
"I work with knives, forceps and surgical tools, cutting out one page at a time, revealing each layer, while at the same time carving out the image I needed for inspiration and ideas."
"I do not add to the book, only to cut off its parts. Images and ideas are revealed, exposing the history and memories. "
"My job - the interaction with the existing material and the creators of the past, and new masterpieces reveal a new attitude to the internal elements of the book on the same spot where they were originally."
Dettmer work can be seen in exhibitions in the U.S., Mexico and Europe. He often held exhibitions in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta and Barcelona, ​​and his designs adorn the galleries in Mexico City, Berlin and London.
He has exhibited in several international exhibitions and fairs.

His masterpiece was seen in several museums, universities and art centers, including the Museum of Art and Design (New York), Museum of Modern Art, International Museum of Surgical Science, and many others.
His work can also be found in several private and public collections throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Dettmer also work received wide recognition among the bloggers and the more "traditional" critics.
It was published in «The New York Times», «The Guardian», «Chicago Tribune», «AJC», «Modern Painters», «The Village Voice» and many others.




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