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Making the Ordinary Extraordinary – Unbelievable Paper Cut Sculptures by Peter Callesen: Denmark

It's pretty amazing what Peter Callesen is able to create from a simple sheet of white paper that many of us use everyday. He has an uncanny skill to transform one of the most common office staples into intricate little mini-dramas. “I find the A4 sheet of paper interesting to work with, because it is probably the most common and consumed media and format for carrying information today, and in that sense it is something very loaded. My paper works have been based around an exploration of the relationship between two and three dimensionality. I find this materialization of a flat piece of paper into a 3D form almost a 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.”

Peter Callesen's website

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