27. April 2008

Papercuts by Peter Callesen – Between 2D, 3D, Magic and Tragedy


“Paper Cuts” von Peter Callesen

Peter Callesen, an artist from Denmark, works preferredly with paper. Some of his artworks are silhouette-like forms in whole paper sheets, others are three-dimensional paper sculptures.

One common theme of his works ist he reinterpretation of classic fairy tales as well as a general interest in memories connected to childhood.

The richness in detail alone is impressive. Even cooler are Peter Callesens’ experiments in merging two- and three-dimensional representation:

Most recently I have started making white paper cuts/sculptures inspired by fairytales and romanticism exploring the relationship between two and three dimensionality, between image and reality. I find the materialization of a flat piece of paper into a 3D form as an almost 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.

Besides his paper cuts, Peter Callesen also presents installations, performances and drawings at his website. The paper cuts are the unchallenged highlight, in my humble opinion.

» Peter Callesen

(via Wooster Collective)

(This article is also available in German)

Topics: artpaper

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