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Thursday

Paper Cuts

I just recently stumbled on the A4 sized papercuts of Peter Callesen - and was blown away. The amount of detail, imagination and creativity that has gone into these tiny creations is astounding.
"The work exists in the gab between the recognizable everyday object and the fragile and spherical condition and material in which it appears. The whiteness, the ideal pure copy of something real as well as the vertical direction coherent in most of my paper works, could also indicate the aspect of something platonic or religious.

Most recent I have started to make white paper cuts/sculptures inspired by fairytales and romanticism exploring the relationship between two and three dimensionality, between image and reality. 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 as well an aspect of something tragic in most of the cuts. " - PC

6 comments:

jay said...

I remember seeing these on www.mograph.net a while back when I was working as a motion graphics.

While I prefer the A4 "chamber pieces", his large scale stuff (like the paper staircases) really blew me away too.

http://www.oncotton.co.uk/peter/index/index2.html

the le duo said...

I want to live in that tiny house...

casey said...

These are awesome. I can make a paper airplane. It crashes, like in my fearful dreams.

jay said...

My talent goes as far as the "paper balloon" but I never developed my origami wizardry beyond that.

michelle said...

wowee, the snowballs...

greg davis said...

these papercuts are wonderful.

reminds me a little bit of tom friedman's work.

http://www.designboom.com/portrait/friedman_bio.html