Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Featured artist - Brian Dettmer

This artist has the patience of a saint!!!

I'm in awe and disbelief of his sculptural works and painstaking methods. Below are a few pieces of information and artworks I gathered online about this fascinating artist. Enjoy!

Brian Dettmer is an American contemporary artist. He is noted for his alteration of preexisting media—such as old books, maps, record albums, and cassette tapes—to create new, transformed works of visual fine art.

He approaches books with knives, tweezers, and blade-sharp ideas about the meanings of media and information. For over ten years, he has carved and reshaped old, used books, revealing new connections by slicing away segments of pages.

In his Atlanta studio, Dettmer transforms medical texts, art history tomes, military manuals, and more. It’s a painstaking process: He seals a book, then cuts into it from the front and works through it a page at a time. Sometimes he combines books into towers, blocks, or whorls.

Other works use single books, their layers turned into teeming, intricate visions. Dettmer only cuts away fragments of paper, rather than reordering or replacing them.

The resulting sculptures are beautiful objects in and of themselves. To me, Dettmer transforms the way we view old books, bringing much of the inside to the outside, an intricate snapshot of what each book held within.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Surreal photo manipulations

Rain Spell by temporary-peace

The World is a Playground by xetobyte

Till Death by Elton Fernandes

Monday morning by Kassandra

Untitled by Jerry Uelsmann

Untitled by George Christakis

Untitled by Kevin Corrado

Untitled by Evgenij Soloviev

Untitled by Philippe Ramet
NB: this is the only photo which has not been digitally manipulated.
Phillipe Ramet stages all his photos.

'Your love was just a lie' by Anja Steigler

Untitled by Sarolta Ban

Lady in red by Florian Mecl

Underwater by Ines Aryaniputri

Work at sea by Erik Johansson

Friday, January 18, 2013

Beautiful sculpture by Anish Kapoor

The works of British artist Anish Kapoor are gigantic, bold, beautful, sensual, intruiging, and even spiritual..... I could go on and on about how his work makes me feel, but each viewer will have a unique perception and experience of his work. I'll let these pieces speak for themselves. Enjoy....