February 29, 2008

From the plane

Peter Callesen lifts his sculptures from the plane. Turns what we might perceive as empty spaces into something always meaningful. Even the remnants of the skin are part of the work of art. He incorporates every aspect of the media he works with into the work.

He says: “A common theme in many of my works is a reinterpretation of classical fairytales as well as a more general interest in memory in connection to childhood - 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 become 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.”

He works small as well as big. He has made A4 papercuts as well as big installations around the world.

Check his extensive work and biography.

1 comment:

Tresamie said...

I was just looking at some of his work the other day! It's incredible!

~Viv

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