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Paper Cut Sculptures by Peter Callesen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, 06 Dec 2011
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You don't often see paper sculptures that stop you in your tracks, but when we saw this particular piece by Peter Callesen this morning, we definitely wanted to see more. The Danish-born artist has been recently working with white paper in different objects, paper cuts, installations and performances, like this skeleton piece. It does in fact look like paper performance piece now that we look at it closer.

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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