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We already had a post of Weird Toilet Paper Roll Art, showing Yuken Teruya’s beautiful cutouts of Toilet paper rolls, and now I present another super creative artist, Peter Callesen, who does something similar, but this time out of single A4 paper sheets.

“Lately I have worked almost exclusively with white paper in different objects, paper cuts, installations and performances. A large part of my work is made from A4 sheets of paper. It is probably the most common and consumed media used for carrying information today. This is why we rarely notice the actual materiality of the A4 paper.

By taking away all the information and starting from scratch using the blank white A4 paper sheet for my creations, I feel I have found a material that we are all able to relate to, and at the same time the A4 paper sheet is neutral and open to fill with different meaning. The thin white paper gives the paper sculptures a frailty that underlines the tragic and romantic theme of my works.” Peter Callesen.

I would have never thought that one could make such masterpieces using just one sheet of paper! On the other hand, there’s an artist in Germany who can draw pictures without any paint or pencil just by folding paper, see Incredible Folded Paper Art by Simon Schubert.

Looking back, 2006

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

Impenetrable Castle, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

White Hand, 2007

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

Little Erected Ruin, 2007

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

Half Way Through, 2006

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper, pencil, and glue

Snowballs (detail), 2005

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

The Short Distance Between Time and Shadow, 2006

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

18,2 cm Tall Tower of Babel, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Down the River, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Resurrection, 2008

Acid free A4 115 gsm paper and glue

Eismeer, 2006

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Holding on to Myself, 2006

Acid free A4 80 gms paper, glue, acrylic paint and oak frame

Cowboy, 2006

Acid Free A4 115 gsm paper, glue, acrylic paint and oak frame

The Outline of a Skeleton, 2006

Acid free A4 80 gms paper, glue, acrylic paint and oak frame

Angel, 2006

Acid Free A4 80 gsm paper, glue, acrylic paint and oak frame

On the other Side, 2009

Acid-free A4 120 gsm paper, glue, acrylic paint, water color and oak frame.

Paperman, 2008

Acid Free A4 115 gsm paper, glue, colorpensil acrylic paint and oak frame

Running Red Poppies, 2006

Acid Free A4 80 gsm paper, glue, acrylic paint and oak frame

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  • Jane

    He’s unbelievable! I especially like the Jesus “On the other Side” – it is so beautiful!!

  • Vambo

    WOW! they are fabulous. Must need a steady hand and lots of skill to cut those.
    I too like the Jesus one, and also the river.

  • http://www.insidethewebb.com/ Inside the Webb

    You have some really unique posts here dude! Plus, I just love Pandas…

  • http://buefordwilson.blogspot.com/ Trevor Goldner

    These are all amazing pieces! Fantastic work!

  • http://livingsimplelife.wordpress.com Marie Lynn

    You’re awesome!

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    Awesome. :D |â–“|]

  • LEa

    wow, that is such a talent. It is incredible how one can make such thing. Imagination really can take you to another level of being a fantastic artist.

  • kamupriya

    waooo thats soo amazing!!! food for imagination:-)
    love it

  • Lancelot

    These are incredible! Most unique thing I’ve seen done with a single sheet of paper :)

  • Amit Patel

    I like the paper product. Is it possible that I can get Sample

  • http://www.weightlossdietpills.org/ Watson

    Cool………………………………..

  • Izzy Nya

    Beutiful.

  • http://twitter hahah person

    awesome work(:

  • http://www.lexxhexx.com LexxHexx

    Wonderful work … absolutely amazing paper philosophy and the best proof that paper could never be substituted by virtual (writing and reading) tools …

  • http://www.topfatburners.org/ Justim

    Mindblowing art simply loved it. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Drhorrible

    this is awesome!

  • I<3this

    :O

  • Sick of everything

    Very cool. Very talented people in the world.

  • priya

    awesome and wonderfull