Peter Callesen

Peter Callesen er født i Herning i 1967 og uddannet fra Det Jyske Kunstakademi og Goldsmiths College i England efter et smut forbi arkitekturstudiet. I starten bestod hans kunstneriske praksis først og fremmest af maleri, videoværker og performances, men siden er han begyndt at arbejde med pap og papir og nu hovedsagligt A4-papir. Han skærer en silhuet i papiret og skaber ud fra den en 3D figur. På den måde leger han, i sine værker, med kontrasten mellem det positive og det negative. Peter bor og arbejder pt. i København, men har jævnligt gruppe- og soloudstillinger i udlandet.

English

Peter Callesen was born in Herning, Denmark in 1967.  He has studied architecture, but then switched to studying art at the Jutland Art Academy and later at Goldsmiths College in the UK. Peter started his artistic career with paintings, video and performances, but has since then started working with cardboard and paper. He now mainly works with A4 paper. He cuts out a silhouette from which he makes a 3D figure, and he focuses on playing with the contrast between the positive and the negative. Peter currently lives and works in Copenhagen, but have many international group and solo exhibitions.