Peter Callesen – Paper Art

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The Roots of Heaven, 2009 (107 x 107 x 13 cm)

Acid free 120 gsm paper, glue, acrylic paint and wooden frame

White Hand, 2007

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue



Hanging Image, 2008 (139 x 107 x 13 cm)

Water colour and pencil on 120 gsm acid free paper, glue and oak frame



Performance festival Amorph in Helsinki, August 29-31 2003

2 x 3 x 3 meter floating Castle made of white polystyrene.


DESIGN BOOM– Danish artist Peter Callesen doesn’t so much create works on paper, but rather works from paper. He uses paper as his medium, creating sculptural works by folding paper. But his work is more complicated than than cutting and pasting pieces of paper. Each work is made by cutting a single sheet and using only the removed paper to create figures or buildings. According to Callesen, “My paper works have been based around an exploration of the relationship between the two and three dimensionality. I find the materialization of a flat piece of paper into a 3D form almost a magic process.”  

To check out more of Peter Callesen’s intricate and fascinating paper pieces along with performance art, installations and other splendorous things, visit

The Roots of Heaven, 2009 (107 x 107 x 13 cm)

Acid-free 120 gsm paper, glue, acrylic paint and wooden frame

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