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Ideas tête-à-tête

Just a piece of paper ?

Who has never heard about Origami, this ancestral Japonese art to fold paper ? Who has never tried to play with paper to create a plane, an animal or a flower ? Who has never touched this so usual material ?

But wo can imagine that paper can live ?

I found the answer to this question when I have discovered the work of Peter Callesen some month ago. The work of this Danish artist gives a new dimension to paper, gives poetry and life to each sheet he touches. He plays with it, cuts, fold… A single A4 sheet is enough to make us understand the beauty of essential.  He creates an imaginary world, an invitation to travel in white dreams. Fragile, fine, sometimes funny, sometimes melancholy, but always beautiful, light, pure. It is a borderline between architecture and model but in a novel way to feel and integrate the three-D.

Bound to be free – 2008

 “Bound to be free” is a framed A4 papercut of 2008. In this metaphorical creation, Peter Callesen plays with our eyes. He draws a hand which pulls strings of freedom. Just a hand which guides the movements and way of the man. Is it the hand of god or the hand of the artist ? Is it the fall of the man ? Cynical or ironical, this composition of paper and drawing is like a choregraphy, a perfect technical sequence.

If you want to see more of his work you can follow this link. You never saw paper this way :



4 comments on “Just a piece of paper ?

  1. Picture-Bandit
    May 29, 2012

    never heard or seen this… very nice. Especially that you have a source. I often, as a blogger-newbie mind you, get annoyed with people who post amazing art but no link to the artist or even a mention of his name


    • Leonore
      June 1, 2012

      Quoting my sources is the best thanking to the artists. I like what they to. I share what I like. And I hope other people will contribute to the recognition or confirmation of their work.
      In french we say : “rendre à César ce qui est à César”.

  2. The Wandering Youth
    May 29, 2012

    This is so imaginative and I absolutely love it!

    • Leonore
      June 1, 2012

      Thank you for your confidence and to share the passion of art. This post, and the following posts Olivier and I will write, is a tribute to what we like. I hope you will appreciate to follow our blog.

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