Friday, January 14, 2011

Check This Out

Fall 2008, Cut Paper Sculpture
210 x 240 x 70cm
I came across Peter Callesen years ago and somehow forgot about him for some time until a student of mine suggested him to me, sharing this link (thanks Mel!).  I'm drawn to his work because of the transformation that takes place in such a seemingly simple and limited subject - white paper.  Below is an excerpt about his paper sculptures:
The paper cut sculptures explore the probable and magical transformation of the flat sheet of paper into figures that expand into the space surrounding them. The negative and absent 2 dimensional space left by the cut, points out the contrast to the 3 dimensional reality it creates, even though the figures still stick to their origin without the possibility of escaping. In that sense there is also an aspect of something tragic in many of the cuts.
Check out his website and you will see that not only is he a talented artist with unique ideas, but he is also a WORKHORSE! I had the hardest time selecting a piece to share with you due to the vast options presented on his awesome website.  I believe there is something for everyone here, from small works done using standard, A4 paper to large-scale interior installations.  
So what are you waiting for? Check this out!
Happy Friday,
-Den 

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