Framed A4 Paper Cut Art Using Negative and Positive Space

Peter Callesen - Saving Himself

Danish artist Peter Callesen has created a stunning series of paper sculptures constructed with A4 sheets of paper cut using both the negative and positive space within its frame.

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.

Peter Callesen - The Painter III

Peter Callesen - Angel

Peter Callesen - Crying My Eyes Out

Peter Callesen - Fire Escape Unable to Escape Fire

Peter Callesen - Cowboy 2006

images via Peter Callesen

via Fer 1972, Procrastinaut

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