In the world of UK artists, art seems to revolve around books. Jonathan Callan is one of them. His art distinguished itself from the others because he uses books to create heterogeneous sculptures. Yet, they are fluid and homogeneous since they are made out of books that go through thick and thin to contort and pleasure our eyes. They’re the perfect oxymoron: different shapes and sizes fitting in one sculpture.
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And sometimes acrylics are involved to enhance the visuals. But most of the times, that’s not necessary.
I don’t know about you but honestly, I’d consider taking one of these mushes of books. And despite my love for books, I wouldn’t try to tear it apart and level them. But if my life depended on creating one of these sculptures out of my personal library, I wouldn’t have the heart to sacrifice them.
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Taking Art Outside the Gallery: Peter Callesen | Mole Empire
[…] Paper art, paper art, paper art. Origami, collages or decoupage? Which one is it this time? Peter Callesen set his heart on decoupage and origami in his artworks. What’s rather unusual is his indifference towards colors. His working material is the blank 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. […]
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