Here’s one object we’ve all interacted with - the thin, white A4 sheet of paper. We feed stacks of A4 paper into the printer, use a sheet or two to jot down the monthly shopping list, and have folders full of this paper in the form of documents. The Danish artist and architect Peter Callesen uses this office staple to demonstrate the power of art and human imagination.
Callesen transforms sheets of A4 paper into castles, columns, pagodas, and other structures that look just like the real thing but smaller. He has one rule - only one sheet of paper per sculpture. “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 a different meaning,” the artist shared with My Modern Met.
Callesen’s artworks show how one doesn’t have to use fancy materials to become an artist. Imagination, skill, and lots of practice can imbue any object with artistic value!
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H/T: My Modern Met