1967, Denmark

Beauty, fragility and failure comprise the work of Peter Callesen where what seem impossible becomes real. Grotesque or melancholic points are often revealed through surprising narrative discourses. A powerful poetic universe exists in paper works done with an exceptional meticulous technique. In his performances the artist presents himself as main character in a romantic fairy tale world of lost illusions.

Peter Callesen, Death, 40 x 37.5 x 5 cm, 120 g. acid free paper with glue and acrylic paint mounted on cardboard, 2007