Friday, November 9, 2012

Peter Callesen’s Single Sheet Paper Sculpture

 Danish artist Peter Callesen creates three dimensional sculptures by folding a single sheet 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 writes about his work, "Lately I have worked almost exclusively with white paper in different objects, paper cuts, installations and performances. A large part of my work is made from A4 sheets of paper. It is probably the most common and consumed media used for carrying information today. This is why we rarely notice the actual materiality of the A4 paper. By taking away all the information and starting from scratch using the blank white A4 paper sheet for my creations, I feel I have found a material that we are all able to relate to, and at the same time the A4 paper sheet is neutral and open to fill with different meaning. The thin white paper gives the paper sculptures a frailty that underlines the tragic and romantic theme of my works.”


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