“World Series,” Brian Dettmer’s take on the encyclopedia
Of the artists profiled in Gestalten’s recent release Papercraft, Brian Dettmer steals the show. All the artists are doing interesting things with paper, but Dettmer is on another level altogether. More than an artist who works with paper, Dettmer is a book sculptor, or maybe book surgeon is more accurate. He’s so meticulous in his execution, it’s more like he’s performing a book autopsy than working as an artist in a studio.