Intricate Book Art Carvings by Brian Dettmer
Born in Chicago but currently living and working out of Atlanta, Georgia, contemporary artist Brian Dettmer creates incredible works of art with old books and tremendous patience. Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian meticulously exposes various layers to create his mind-blowing artwork. Dettmer has received critical acclaim around the world and his work can be found in countless galleries and publications. Below you will find a small sample of his art along with an artist bio and statement from Dettmer. Be sure to visit Brian’s official site: briandettmer.com for more information and photographs of his fantastic art.
Esther Stocker was born in Silandro, Italy 1974, studied in Milan and Pasadena before moving to Vienna, where she now lives. Stocker has shown her minimalist, monochrome paintings and trippy 3-D installations at prestigious galleries across the globe. Her artworks based on grid structures and on the colors black, white and gray.
I’m quite interested in structures that are ordered and disordered at the same time – the idea that parts of a structure can become autonomous. In some ways the work is quite minimal and simple, but I think there’s complexity within the grid – a transformation within a repetitive structure. And I think this relates to office life: There is routine, but within that, individuality.
Gustavo Torres is a 36 year old Argentinian GIF artist. He began making art around the age of three due to having parents who are designers and musicians. He is inspired by the fact that art is one of the few things in the world you can use to express whatever you feel and want. He posts his art on Tumblr as kidmograph.
Since 1997 UK-based artist Gerry Judah has been creating gravity-defying car-themed sculptures for the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed in Sussex, England. Each dynamic piece features cars that appear to have been frozen in time in the midst of racing across the surface of large-scale steel structures.
Visit Gerry Judah’s website to check out more of his creations.
Head over to Twisted Sifter for more photos and information about each of these awesome automotive sculptures.
Nick Knight's Melting Floral PhotomanipulationsAfter spending a few decades shooting high-concept high-fashion spreads for the likes of i-D, Vogue, W Magazine, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Christian Dior, photographer Nick Knight has recently launched a body of work in London, nearly 10 years in the making. Inspired by paintings from the Baroque period, Knight’s altered large-format photographs of elegant floral arrangements take on a psychedelic, gorgeously twisted liquidity. By exposing the prints to various combinations of heat, chemical and water treatments during the printing process, he’s able to interject each piece with an intriguing, painterly flair.