Looking at his sculptures, it becomes obvious why Danish artist Peter Callesen is one of the most well known paper artists today. Using no more than a single sheet of paper, each sculpture is made by cutting the paper and then using only the removed paper to create the figures for each piece. From the bird that looks like it is about to fly off the page to the castle that looks like it belongs in a fairytale, the intricacy and detail of Peter’s work shines through.
Peter describes his paper art series entitled A4 Papercuts, “The paper cut sculptures explore the probable and magical transformation of the flat sheet of paper into figures that expand into the space surrounding them. The negative and absent 2 dimensional space left by the cut, points out the contrast to the 3 dimensional reality it creates, even though the figures still stick to their origin without the possibility of escaping. In that sense there is also an aspect of something tragic in many of the cuts.” You can see more of Peter’s paper sculptures and other artwork on his website.