Peter Callesen 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. Callesen starts off with a sheet of A4 paper as his blank canvas and then “cuts” away the figures and objects to transform a simple sheet of paper into a three dimensional environment that explores the underlying themes of tragic and romance.

Courtesy of Peter Callesen


“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

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