paper art by peter callesen
paper art by peter callesen paper art by peter callesen
jan 14, 2009

paper art by peter callesen

‘on the other side’, 2006 (wedgewood commission, nottingham castle, UK)

danish artist peter callesen doesn’t so much create works on paper, but rather works from paper. callesen uses paper as his medium, creating sculptural works by folding paper. but his work is more complicated thann cutting and pasting pieces of paper. each work is made by cutting a single sheet and using only the removed paper to create figures or buildings. these sheets can be as small as a4 size or as big as 7m by 5m. callesen states, ‘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.’ the meticulous works definitely hold a sense of wonder that comes from their precise detail capture through such a common material.

‘on the other side’, 2006 (detail) (wedgewood commission, nottingham castle, UK)

‘castle’, 2007 (6 x 6 x 3 m, exhibited at ‘fairy tale’, the new art gallery, walsall, uk) photo: jonathan shaw

‘white diary’, 2008 (240 x 212 x 18 cm)

‘white diary’, 2008 (detail) (240 x 212 x 18 cm)

‘når alt kommer til alt’, 2006 (7 m x 4,60 m x  0,9 m, exhibited at ‘transit 06’, charlottenborg exhibition hall, copenhagen)

‘når alt kommer til alt’, 2006 (7 m x 4,60 m x  0,9 m, exhibited at ‘transit 06’, charlottenborg exhibition hall, copenhagen)

‘mirage III’, 2005 (45 x 39 x 7 cm, acid free a4 80 gsm paper, glue, acrylic paint, and oak frame)

  • AMAZINGG!!!!

    ardenwells says:
  • love this work.
    wonderful 🙂

    behjat Omer abdullah says:
  • Don´t need no fancy canvas.

    Juan Pablo Calderón says:
  • shopped dude

    you says:
  • You are very good at what you do. I would love to see you keep doing this kind of stuff. Great job my friend.

    Jeff Blair says:
  • Lovely and inspiring work!

    Bella says:
  • ppsh i could do that, easy.

    curmudgeon says:
  • I love what happens when artists work outside the norm, let their ideas roam and settle on some esoteric flower. What pollinates is sometimes surprising, sometimes beautiful, sometimes unique.
    You hit all three!

    segue says:
  • fantastic.

    wes says:
  • Inspiring.

    Lady says:
  • Great Art, I’m loven it;-]
    You are truley talented.

    Dewayne (Mr Gray) says:
  • shopped for sure

    u says:
  • great pics!!

    [url=]i found more paper art pics here[/url]

    deepika says:
  • this is absolutely amazing!! continue doing this!!

    denise says:
  • OMG you are very talented and i really wish i culd do this kind of stuff. i had a pop out book that made cool stuff wen u did it wen i was alot younger but i wasnt very good.. YOU SIR ARE AMAZING! im glad to say i live on the same planet as you my friend 😀

    Leanne Jade says:

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