About me

Welcome to Jarlstrøm Papercut Art

In the spring of 2004, I was sitting in my living room drinking coffee with my children. They were doing paper cuts, which I also wanted to try. When I first got started, I simply couldn’t stop again. I continued doing paper cuts until late at night, resulting in a wide variety of paper cuts.

It’s a long story, but the essence is that now, almost 20 years later, I still love to do paper cuts.

Feel free to look around my website – I hope you will enjoy it 🙂



Welcome to my universe with paper cut people. Through my paper cuts, I’m telling the story of the paper cut people. They are trapped deep inside the paper, until I start creating their shapes and sizes with the scissors.

I can sense that the paper cut people are trapped in their sadness inside the paper. They are unfulfilled and have something in their lives that weigh them down.

With a helping hand from the scissors, they are all cut free and given the freedom to travel around in this wonderful and diverse world, that we live in. Read more about my paper cuts.


What can happen when a paper cut artist works together with a photographer, a sound artist, a writer, or an actor? 

Find out by reading about my projects.

Om the move

During the corona lockdown, I felt like working on developing my paper cut expression and style.

Here are my paper cuts from that period.


Read news about my life as a paper cut artist.

Men in Despair

The long corona shutdown gave me plenty of time to develop my paper cuts.

During that period, a lot of new paper cuts emerged. I call them:

Men in Despair

Paper Cuts and Photo by Danish Paper Cut Artist Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen

The Waste Paper People

If you read the sorting instructions for wrapping paper, it says that it must be recycled as residual waste. This means, in short, that it will be burned off.

I thought:

“Perhaps the scissors can find and release the figures that are currently in the box distributed and fragmented on a lot of colored and discarded paper?”

Meet these beings that were saved just before they met a fate in the flames

Waste Paper Cut Beings by Paper Cut Artist Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen