Monday, December 3, 2007
Brian Demetter creates his pieces by selectively cutting through the pages of old books to reveal images and text. To me, his work brings up questions of intentionality. It's obviously highly planned out, to an extent that makes me wonder how he managed to get it all to work together as well as it does, since he doesn't rearrange any of the pages. Yet the final effect is generated by the book itself, based on how the images all come together.
Plus, I really like old encyclopedia imagery and book arts. Lots more images here.
Also, he made this awesome ram's skull out of old melted cassettes:
Something about the quality of his work reminds me of Kara Walker, although her content is completely different. Still, she draws from the style of old illustrations, which is what Demetter is working with.
Posted by Seah at 3:21 PM