Thursday, September 07, 2006

Paper World


Category: Art
Idea: Paper artworks

Peter Callesen about his works:


A common theme in many of my works earlier works is a reinterpretation of classical fairytales as well as a more general interest in memory in connection to childhood - as for instance in my performances Castle, Folding and Jukebox. These playful performances exist in the lost land of childhood, between dream and reality, and It is in this meeting or confrontation of these two conditions, in a kind of utopian embodiment, that these works of art becomes alive, often in a tragicomic way.

This interest for the romantic is extended in my later exhibitions White Shadows at Esbjerg Art Museum and From dust to dusk, but here with less focus on the confrontation between dream and reality leaving more space for the poetic aspect as well as the possibility of a reality behind or within the dream.



Big Paper Castle, 2004

7,20 x 7,15 x 3,75 m

Cut and folded from one sheet of 350 gsm paper,

Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning’s Autumn exhibition, Copenhagen




The Impossible Meeting Between Image and Reality, 2006

47,5x37x7 cm

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue in artist made frame




The Impossible Meeting Between Image and Reality (detail), 2006

47,5x37x7 cm

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue in artist made frame




Trancendence, 2006

47,5x37x7 cm

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue in artist made frame





Unter dem Nebelmeer,2006

47,5x37x7 cm

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue in artist made frame


Alive, but Dead, 2006

127x94x11,5 cm. Acid Free paper, glue, color in artist made frame

Alive, but Dead, (detail) 2006

127x94x11,5 cm. Acid Free paper, glue, color in artist made frame

Alive, but Dead, (detail) 2006

127x94x11,5 cm. Acid Free paper, glue, color in artist made frame

Heaven and Hell, 2006

134x127x11,5 cm. Acid Free paper, glue, color in artist made frame

Heaven and Hell, (detail) 2006

134x127x11,5 cm. Acid Free paper, glue, color in artist made frame



The weight of feathers, 2005

12 x 55 x 34 cm

Acid-free 115 gsm paper and glue



18,2 cm Tall Tower of Babel, 2005

Acid free A4 80 paper and glue,

Down the River, 2005

Acid free A4 80 paper and glue,

Down the River, (detail) 2005

Acid free A4 80 paper and glue,

Wedding Dress Without Bride, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue,

All in All, 2006

Acid free A4 115 gms paper and glue,

All in All, (detail)2006

Acid free A4 115 gms paper and glue,

Angel, 2006

Acid free A4 115 gms paper and glue,

Angel, (detail) 2006

Acid free A4 115 gms paper and glue,

Closet, 2006

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue,

Closet, (detail) 2006

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue,

Dead Bird , 2006

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue,

Big wave moving towards a small castle made of sand, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Distant Wish, 2006

Acid-free A4 115 gms paper and glue

Distant Wish, (detail) 2006

Acid-free A4 115 gms paper and glue

Eismeer, 2006

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Hunting, 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Hunting (detail), 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

In the Beginning (Snake inside an egg), 2005

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue

In the Shadow of an Orchid (detail), 2005

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue

In the Shadow of an Orchid , 2005

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue

Impenetrable Castle, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue

Impenetrable Castle, (detail) 2005

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue

Looking back, 2006

Acid free A4 115 gms paper and glue

Man Made of Woman, 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Pandora's Box, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue

Snowballs, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue

Snowballs, (detail) 2005

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue

Traces in Snow, 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Traces in Snow (detail), 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Single Double Bed , 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Fall , 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Fall, (detail) 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

The Impossible Meeting, 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

The Impossible Meeting (detail), 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Bridge Over Troubled Water, 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Butterflies Trying to Escape Their Shadow, 2005
Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue


Links
www.oncotton.co.uk/peter/