‘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.

http://www.petercallesen.com

paper art by peter callesen ‘on the other side’, 2006 (detail) (wedgewood commission, nottingham castle, UK)

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

paper art by peter callesen ‘white diary’, 2008 (240 x 212 x 18 cm)

paper art by peter callesen ‘white diary’, 2008 (detail) (240 x 212 x 18 cm)

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

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

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