“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.” — Peter Callesen
Peter Callesen almost needs no introduction. He is one of the most widely talked about paper artists that I know of and has influenced most of the artist that work within the medium today. However for those of you that don’t know, Peter Callesen is a artist working in several mediums, mainly paper, with a background in architecture and the arts from Denmark. A large portion of is works are made from A4 sheets of paper as you can see below, where his other various works like “The White Diary” shown above are made on a larger scale.
“The White Diary” itself when looked upon closely is the human head with a sketchbook at its center, there an imaginative landscape unfolds and tells several stories. It also represents “confusion and a feeling of getting lost in the detail, which in turn disables any rational overview for a while.” It is not until you step back that you can organize the piece in it’s entirety.
To see more of Peter Callesen’s work you can go to petercallesen.com
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