Friday, February 08, 2008
peter callesen

This is the work of Peter Calleson....This one above is called "Dead Angels" And it is a paper sculpture that is framed.....! I think his work is magnificent! So imaginative and beautifully rendered and all of these creations are with the use of paper, only. Below, is a detail of this particular work.... This takes paper cut-outs to a new level of Artistry....

Here below is what The Artist has to say about his work:

About my paper works
My paper works have lately 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 as 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.
Some of the small paper cuts relate to a universe of fairy tales and romanticism, as for instance "Impenetrable Castle" inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", in which a tin soldier falls in love with a paper ballerina, living in a paper castle.Other paper cuts are small dramas in which small figures are lost within and threatened by the huge powerful nature. Others again are turning the inside out, or letting the front and the back of the paper meet - dealing with impossibility, illusions, and reflections.
I find the A4 sheet of paper interesting to work with, because it probably still is the most common and consumed media and format for carrying information today, and in that sense it is something very loaded. This means that we rarely notice the actual materiality of the A4 paper. By removing all the information and starting from scratch using the blank white 80gsm A4 paper as a base for my creations, I feel that I have found a material which, on one hand, we all are able to relate to, and which on the other hand is non-loaded and neutral and therefore easier to fill with different meanings. The thin white paper also gives the paper sculptures a fragility which underlines the tragic and romantic theme of the works.
The bottom picture above is a detail of the one above it...I just cannot get over the amazing detail in all of his works....They are complex and yet simple....and convey so much feeling..... This one above is called "Distant Wish".....and below, is a detail of it.....Peter Callesen, was born in 1967, and lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. How much more beauty will this really amazingly talented artist bring to us.....? Well, I hope a huge amount! I became aware of his work through an email that happened to not be true, about a contest that never existed....Well, I am so glad that it was sent to me because if it hadn't been, I would never have known about this fantastically talented Artist. Here below are three photo's of one Paper sculpture....two of the pictures show a closer look at the work.....It's called "The Cradle" I mean....this is extrordinary work! Beautiful, delicate, incredible "art"...no question about it.....I would love to own one of his very moving paper sculptures, myself....I truly would.....

Here below is what his Gallery had to say about this exquisitely talented man.....

PETER CALLESEN
Beauty, fragility and failure comprise the work of Peter Callesen where what seem impossible becomes real. Grotesque or melancholic points are often revealed through surprising narrative discourses. A powerful poetic universe exists in paper works done with an exceptional meticulous technique. In his performances the artist presents himself as main character in a romantic fairy tale world of lost illusions.

There is so much more....I will just show one more piece in this post...But I may do a second post so you can see more of this lovely Artists work......... This is called, "Animated Paper"....I think this is just utterly gorgeous in every way....I could live with this in a nano second....!





More To Come.......



NOTE: My Spell Check is still not working and a few if you said that yours wasn't working either....Good Old Blogger.....It's ALWAYS Something!









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59 Comments:
Blogger PI
had this to say:

Thank you Naomi. That is fascinating and I love it. The angels look so laid back and tranquil. I wonder if there is any significance to one of them having wings pointing down?
How clever of you to find him.
Yippee! Just realised I'm FIRST!
Michele sends her bet.

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 1:48:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Those are really fascinating. They are not only gorgeous, but very unique. I wonder what his inspiration was?

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 2:35:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

OMG! Those are fantastic!! I've never seen anything like it!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!
I can't blame you for wanting to own one.. the problem would be "which one???" They are all so gorgeous!

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 5:08:00 AM PST 

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Oh my!! His work is fantastic. I need more information on this man. Please provide, it you can, a link to his website if he has one. It's amazing what he does. I just may have to talk hubby into getting me a piece of his work.

~:~carol~:~

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 5:18:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

This artist is brilliant! I love the dove one...

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 6:22:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Thank you fro bringing us so0mething fresh, and exciting.
Also thank you for your visits to Sugarloaf mountain.

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 7:22:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Wow, those are so beautiful and amazing what he has created out of what seems like nothing. The message is impressive too. I have seen a lot of paper sculptures but none any more imaginative and beautiful than those. Thanks for bringing his work here.

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 8:00:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

His work is fascinatiing! I like the one with the ship in the ice and the one with the bird trying to take off. Very beautiful

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 9:39:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

This work and its artist needs to be showed on The Martha Stewart Show. I would think Martha would love to see something this interesting.

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 10:46:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Wow, Naomi. These are incredible.
~S

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 12:18:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Ooops, Michele sent me!
~S

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 12:18:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

A truly remarkable artist. If he hasn't already had a show, he needs to have one and soon.

Thanks for profiling him
Anne

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 12:23:00 PM PST 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

His work is utterly amazing! SO very beautiful. I just love that first one, the angels. But they're all spectacular. Gosh, what talent he has. And imagine the patience required for this type of art. We did something similar to this around Xmas at the Arts Center. But I knew it wasn't for me...lol NOT like cutting out paper dolls.
Thanks so much for sharing this, Naomi.
Terri
http://www.islandwriter.net

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 3:06:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

These paper sculptures are to die for! Truly amazing and beautiful! They are so original, I've never seen anything like this before. :-) Thanks for sharing!

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 4:03:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I have a file of a few of his prints also, but my source didn't have the detail that you have. Lovely stuff.

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 4:33:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Wow, Naomi! That is amazing! What a great and creative artist! Thanks for sharing!

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 4:47:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Awwwww Naomi! You always share so many wonderful things from your life and your friends - this post is no exception - it's amazing - breath taking. How wonderful and tallented to make all these wonderful things just out of paper!

This is unique art. I mean I've seen a lot of paper sculptures, but this is expectational!

Wishing you a great end to your week dear :-)

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 5:12:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Those are amazing. It's incredible how he can do that.

Michele sent me.

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 5:45:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I have seen many pictures of this artists work but not some of the representations that you have on display, I am very impressed by what he has accomplished & amazed that it's all only with paper.
Michele sent me to wonder over this artists talent.

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 6:02:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Those are amazing, I love the last one, as befitting my nickname lol.
Have a great weekend.

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 6:56:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Naomi, I am sorry that it took me so long to get here. I have posted some of his work before - but I didn't know who did them. Thanks for posting these and letting us know who did them. They are truly amazing!

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 7:46:00 PM PST 

Blogger jac
had this to say:

all i can say is: AMAZING! i'm a new fan thanks to you!
you definitely have GREAT taste!

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 8:11:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

A patient genius. What this man can do with paper totally amazes me. I'd love to see one of his creations up close, and he's one artist I'd like to meet.

The impenetrable castle happens to be my favorite, even the name sounds fascinating. There is so much detail in all his works. He's simply brilliant.

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 8:13:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Lovely art? I like the one of the bird trying to take off. I also like the artist that paints in 3D.

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 9:24:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi. Thank you for sharing. Have a fantastic weekend!

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 11:19:00 PM PST 

Anonymous Kendall
had this to say:

Wow. What an artist, indeed. And his work makes me think of you. When I saw that first piece, I was sure it was from your collection. Just incredible and inspiring. Thank you for sharing it.

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I am SO glad I came after you at Michele's because I can't imagine missing this. It's extraordinary! Thank you so much for sharing.

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 12:46:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Beautiful ... I love 3D stuff ... and stuff that is 2D but looks 3D .. it's so clever.

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 2:00:00 AM PST 

Blogger Bud
had this to say:

Naomi, what a find!! Everyone is going to want one of his works--wow.

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 2:22:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Very artistic. A wonderful style.

Michele sent me.

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 2:38:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I had never heard of him and his work is incredible - the patience involved must be immense.

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 3:24:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

What a wonderful talent, to be able to see these things in a plain sheet of A4 paper and then reveal them to the rest of us! Wonderful. I really love the one of the birds wing. I could live with that one too!

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 4:04:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Thanks Naomi for your nice words on my current post! I had never heard of the "The Silent Meow", but I will search for it soon. Sounds a very interesting book! Send my thanks to Sweetie! Lol!

Have a lovely weekend!

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 5:01:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Wow...Amazing to look at!

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 10:25:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Those are some of the neatest things I've ever seen. How cute. I like how the little angels are just lying right in the frame. All fallen. And how many of us haven't fallen! What a cool post.

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 10:34:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

They're amazing!

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 1:12:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

This is stunning!!! Absolutely stunning the very last one is my favorite...

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 3:14:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Well, I have never seen any artwork like this before! Very unusual but so pretty too. It's fascinating what people come up with but I guess that is what makes him a great artist!! They are all great but I love the ship one!!

Thanks Naomi for sharing! I had never heard of Peter Callesen before!!

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 4:19:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Wow!! These are really beautiful and different...3 dimentional and tactile as well and visual. I am more concious of that after having a blind classmate....I love angels so the first is my favorite....wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us!

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 4:45:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Me again. I just finished reading your 100 things about me (you). You are a fascinating person -- artist, actor, musician, all kinds of things.

I am doing a blog piece about this kind of art (I don't know if it's Callesen's) on Monday, and as part of the story I suggest readers come see what you have here. I also ran your picture, because you ain't so old, Ms. Old Old.

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 5:23:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Wow! Those are pretty amazing!

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 5:40:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I got a kick reading Old Horsetail Snake's comment above. Old Hoss is quite a crack up!! He's right about you not being Old Old... You're way to spunky for the Old Old name to fit.

It's hard to believe that paper could become such exquisite art!! His works are fragile, delicate, and intricate. I am amazed.

You asked me if we made up that drawing game. Courtney came up with it, and we've been playing this for awhile now. It is similar to other drawing games, but this one suits our family well. We don't play it too often, just once in awhile.

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 8:16:00 PM PST 

Anonymous Lyn
had this to say:

Peter Callesen's work is poetic and his romance with delicate paper makes me think he's inspired by daydreams that find their way into presentations of remarkable reality.

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 9:41:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Wow! You're so right, this guy is amazing. His art is even more so!

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 9:46:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

These are on emails that work their way around the world. There are a selection of art works that are so intriguing and diverse they warrant email publicity!

Aren't they absolutely magical? I love the 'lost' ones, the small figures in the expanse of white..

Michele sent me here this morning to see what you're cooking up here in the Hills :-)

cq

Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 1:08:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Back from Michele seeing this great artist.

Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 8:39:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Naomi, these works of art are incredible! Such a delicacy in the design, and in the execution of his ideas. I could easily display any of those works on my walls.... I am truly blown away by this artist's talent. Thank you for sharing your find with us. I would love to see his work in person.

Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 8:50:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Fantastic works of art. I just love that the backgrounds are also part of the over all art. I can not imagine the size of the small parts of paper that he must work with

Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 1:51:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I'm overwhelmed

Thanks for sharing.

btw. It's over midnight here, and I do have a busy week to come

hugs

Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 3:39:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Those are so cool!
I love the angels with the skeletons falling down.

Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 4:36:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Many years back I received an email on paper art and I am glad to finally know that it is the of Peter Callesen, thank you Naomi :D

Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 4:39:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I've seen Peter's work before, matter of fact, when I was taking art classes in school one of my teachers used his work as a example for us. It's amazing!! I was in awe then and still am!

Hope you are having a wonderful week my friend!

Monday, February 11, 2008 at 12:33:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Wow! Such talent!

Monday, February 11, 2008 at 2:02:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

This is the very sort of art that I adore. It expands my mind!

Monday, February 11, 2008 at 4:43:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Outstanding and creative. My kinda art. I have seen these on the Internet more than a few times, and they always hold me spellbound. Thanks for sharing here, too.

Monday, February 11, 2008 at 8:37:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

My goodness. His artwork is simply amazing!! Thanks for sharing with us...

Monday, February 11, 2008 at 11:09:00 PM PST 

Blogger TLP
had this to say:

Wonderful! Totally fabulous.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 8:36:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

These are AMAZING! I had seen a few of these in an email, but you have posted many I hadn/t seen...they just take ones breath away with the details ..thanks for posting them for us to see!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 7:45:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

They are all gorgeous, but that first picture...it's just breath taking!

Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 1:15:00 PM PST 

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