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Art: Peter Callesen Papercut


Amazing! Absolutely fantastic. True art. A must see for all.

I will surely post another article to show some more of this person’s art. Search “Peter Callesen Papercut 2”

See the originals here.

A4 papercut

 

 

 

 

The Dying Swan II, 2010

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

 

The End of the Road, 2010

Acid free A4 120 gsm paper and glue

 

Running Fire II, 2010

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

 

Boat II, 2010

Acid free A4 120 gsm paper and glue

 

Boat II, 2010, Detail

Acid free A4 120 gsm paper and glue

 

Mountain II, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

 

Mountain II, 2005, Detail

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

 

Resurrection, 2008

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

 

Resurrection, 2008 (detail)

 

White Hand, 2007

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

 

Little Erected Ruin, 2007

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

 

Little Erected Ruin (detail), 2007

 

Half Way Through, 2006

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper, pencil, and glue

 

Half Way Through (detail) , 2006

 

On The Other Side, 2006

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

 

On The Other Side, 2006

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

 

On The Other Side (detail), 2006

 

Walking Snail, 2006

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

 

The Short Distance Between Time and Shadow, 2006

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

 

The Short Distance Between Time and Shadow (Detail), 2006

 

Cradle, 2006

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

 

Cradle (detail), 2006

 

Cradle (detail), 2006

 

Do Not Enter, 2006

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

 

Do Not Enter (detail), 2006

 

18,2 cm Tall Tower of Babel, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

 

Down the River, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

 

Down the River (detail), 2005

 

Wedding Dress Without Bride, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

 

All in All, 2006

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

 

All in All (detail),2006

 

Angel, 2006

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

 

Angel (detail), 2006

 

Closet, 2006

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

 

Closet (detail), 2006

 

Dead Bird, 2006

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

 

Big wave moving towards a small castle made of sand, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Distant Wish, 2006

Acid-free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

 

Distant Wish (detail), 2006

 

Eismeer, 2006

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Eismeer (detail), 2006

 

Hunting, 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Hunting (detail), 2005

In the Beginning (Snake inside an egg), 2005

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

In the Shadow of an Orchid, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

In the Shadow of an Orchid (detail), 2005

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Impenetrable Castle, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Impenetrable Castle (detail), 2005

 

Looking back, 2006

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

Man Made of Woman, 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Pandora’s Box, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Snowballs, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Snowballs (detail), 2005

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Traces in Snow, 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Traces in Snow (detail), 2005

 

Single Double Bed, 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Fall, 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Fall (detail), 2005

 

The Impossible Meeting, 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

The Impossible Meeting (detail), 2005

 

Bridge Over Troubled Water, 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Butterflies Trying to Escape Their Shadow, 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

 

About my paper works

My paper works have been based around an exploration of the relationship between two and three dimensionality. I find this materialization of a flat piece of paper into a 3D form almost a magic process – or maybe one could call it obvious magic, because the process is obvious and the figures still stick to their origin, without the possibility of escaping. In that sense there is also an aspect of something tragic in most of the cuts. Some of the small paper cuts relate to a universe of fairy tales and romanticism, as for instance Impenetrable Castle inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Steadfast Tin Soldier, in which a tin soldier falls in love with a paper ballerina, living in a paper castle. Other paper cuts are small dramas in which small figures are lost within and threatened by the huge powerful nature. Others again are turning the inside out, or letting the front and the back of the paper meet – dealing with impossibility, illusions, and reflections.

I find the A4 sheet of paper interesting to work with, because it is probably the most common and consumed media and format for carrying information today, and in that sense it is something very loaded. This means that we rarely notice the actual materiality of the A4 paper. By removing all the information and starting from scratch using the blank white 80gsm A4 paper as a base for my creations, I feel that I have found a material which we all are able to relate to, and at the same time is non-loaded and neutral and therefore easier to fill with different meanings. The thin white paper also gives the paper sculptures a fragility which underlines the tragic and romantic theme of the works.

 

 

 

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