brian dettmer’s studio
brian dettmer’s studio brian dettmer’s studio
oct 01, 2009

brian dettmer’s studio

photograph by brian dettmer image courtesy of the artist

artist brian dettmer has given designboom an exclusive look inside his atlanta studio, where he creates his unique book dissections and other artworks. we have previously featured dettmer’s book dissections and molded cassette tape sculptures. here you can see dettmer’s studio and some of his projects before they were complete. he begins to create these dissected books by sealing their edges and slowly carving out his creations. using surgical tools he reveals certain elements and hides others. ‘the completed pieces expose new relationships of a book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception.’ this behind the scenes look reveals the intricate ways dettmer slowly sculpts these books into his final sculptures.

photograph by brian dettmer image courtesy of the artist

photograph by brian dettmer image courtesy of the artist

‘new universal’ by brian dettmer, 2007 image courtesy of the artist and mito gallery

photograph by brian dettmer image courtesy of the artist

‘modern painters’ by brian dettmer, 2008 image courtesy of the artist and kinz + tillou fine art

photograph by brian dettmer image courtesy of the artist

photograph by brian dettmer image courtesy of the artist

photograph by brian dettmer image courtesy of the artist

  • great!

    iMagot says:
  • Wooooowwww. How do you even begin to learn something like this? I love getting a peek at the process of creating art. Thanks for sharing.

    dmgo says:
  • for me, this guy is creating one of the most innovative art pieces in current time. at last some fresh air from sooooo many stupid proposals out there! keep it up!! i cant imagine what he’ll be doing in a few years

    Juan Miguel says:
  • thanks

    Charmain Giuliani says:
  • Gimmick with no staying power.

    everyonesa says:
  • Brian, I’m so glad I found this page of your studio.I have followed your work, only online unfortunately, for quite some time. You are truly amazing. Do you cut away page by page to discovered which images you will keep?

    By the way, the bozo who said “gimmick with no staying power” has no clue what he’s talking about. You obviously have staying power to spare.

    Continued success!

    Marti Grace Ashby says:

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