dezeen loves... Peter Callesen's papercuts

dezeen loves... Peter Callesen's papercuts

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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