dezeen loves... Peter Callesen's papercuts

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Danish artist Peter Callesen takes the current craze for paper-cutting to new heights of virtuosity.

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Working on a variety of scales - but always with paper - he hand-cuts the material into delicate artworks or large-scale installations.

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His A4 Papercuts series features single sheets of white paper hand-cut into complex 3D forms with no sliver of paper wasted.

His installations, meanwhile, have involved constructing full-size paper staircases and carpet-sized papercuts.

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Like fellow papercutters Tord Boontje and Robert Ryan, Callesen has a sentimental side, with many works featuring butterflies, birds and the like.

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But he also explores darker themes such as death and fear.

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See Peter's website for many more examples.

For more links to the paper-cutting world, visit Beatrice Coron's site.

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  • http://www.cc-johansson.com cjoh

    Peter Callesen is ingenius- I was introduced to his work last year through Emily Tsingou gallery, and have been inspired since.

    I esp. like the space & isolation created in his a4 paper pieces (‘Down the River’ ‘Snow balls’ & The Impossible Meeting’), and in the intricacy and delicacy of using paper as a medium (like in ‘Dead Bird’ 2006′)

    Paper as an art medium in itself and Callesen’s work are both highly underrated…

  • gevellyn

    who said beautiness could only be found in picture, sculpture, music or poetry? With Peter Callesen we discover the wonders that can emerge from the magical spell of a sheet of paper.Who would have ever thought that we would find ourselves in a paper cut, trying to escape from our shadow as well as the birds from one his works…

  • lukas

    very nice

  • Doro

    Liebe Doro, wenn du ihn auch mögen kannst, dann würde mich das freuen.

    Lieben Gruß von Margret

  • Phutorn

    very Good It’s Amazing