Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Peter Callesen paper art

Fall, 2006

I've been watching the blogosphere (re)discover paper cutting and have enjoyed seeing so many of the amazing things that pop up. Someone emailed me some very interesting paper cuttings and after a little research, discovered Peter Callesen's exhibit at the Helene Nyborg Contemporary in Denmark. The exhibit is called Alive, but Dead.

Beauty and decay are closely linked together in Callesen’s imaginary universes where pure sheets of paper stage open-ended stories. Here birds try to escape their drawings, the Tower of Babel is raised in just one piece and Heaven and Hell are bound together by climbing clematis with fat spiders crawling across their surface.

Take a peek!

17.9 cm tall Tower of Babel, 2006

Bird trying to escape its Drawing, 2006

Burnable Snowman, 2006

Holding onto Myself, 2006

The Impossible Meeting between Image and Reality, 2006

The Lost Sheep, 2006

Traces in the Snow, 2006

Water Always Finds its Way, 2006

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