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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Artist of the Week: Paper Cuts


I've decided now that every week I will write a post about a conteporary artist that I find creative and original. This weeks artist has successfully made paper come to life in the most realistic and yet abstract ways. Here are some samples of his work:







Peter Callesen was born 1967 in Denmark. He has since then attended the Goldsmiths College in London and made numerous exhibitions, live performances, and interactive works of art. What he lives for can best be described in his own words - “I find the materialization of a flat piece of paper into a 3D form as an almost magic process - or maybe one could call it obvious magic, because the process is obvious and the figures still stick to their origin, without the possibility of escaping. In that sense there is also an aspect of something tragic in most of the cuts.” He has an upcoming exhibition in New York, which can be viewed on his website where you can also gaze at some of his other work, which has touched me in a way I cannot describe but hope has done the same to you. 

3 comments:

mansuetude said...

this is sweet. Love the house and the skeleton holding up his own drawing paper--provocative.

Lily Hydrangea said...

this is great I look forward to your future posts as well.

kate said...

This work is amazing! A lot to think about in each one.