Friday, 11 March 2011

Initial Response and Artist Research

After finding out that our project was all about paper sculpting, I was reminded of the two brilliant artists I'd already come across.

First we have Rob Ryan known for his beautifully hand crafted delicate designs, showing intricate romantic scenes and beautiful text carved giving the impression it is hand written.

The reason Rob's work is so effective is due to his highly illustrative style, every image is like a story laid out before you, and the beautiful imagrey kinda helps too.


Every piece of Callesen's work is so painstakingly accurate and detailed I couldn't even imagine how anyone could create something so delicate.  

His work is so clever because he doesnt simply just create an image it's almost like he makes something out of nothing and I love the compositions that almost reflect opposites or how forms can change/decay.

Here's a quote from Callesen that reflects the work he's created using A4 paper-

"Lately I have worked almost exclusively with white paper in different objects, paper cuts, installations and performances. A large part of my work is made from A4 sheets of white paper. It is probably the most common and consumed media used for carrying information today, but we rarely notice the actual materiality of the A4 paper. The A4 paper is perhaps as close to nothing as you can get. Using this worthless material gives me as artist a greater freedom to deal with heavy subjects and to fill the paper with more dramatic stories".

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