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Zoe Keramea

  • Paper sculptor
  • Athens, Greece
  • Master Artisan
Zoe Keramea Paper sculptor
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Greek, English, French, German
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+30 2109836449
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Exploring folded surfaces

  • • Zoe is inspired by physically handling her materials
  • • She is trained to draw, carve, cut, fold, knot and sew with precision
  • • She never uses glue; her works are all sewn

Zoe Keramea’s professional training and explorations of printmaking have led her outside the confines of traditional painting, drawing and printmaking. Inspired by a Japanese student of hers and a young child who taught her how to make a crane by folding a paper napkin, as well as fold small square pieces of paper into tiny boxes, her works started transitioning from two to three dimensions. “There was a certain fascination in manipulating these flat surfaces into something that had volume,” she says. Later, she began making larger modular sculptures sewn together with thread. Zoe was chosen to represent Greece at the 18th Biennale of Sydney in 2012.

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Works

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Leopard Moth – Position II – from the series Moths

For her series Moths, Zoe hand folded flat strips of black and white paper into dipyramids and tied them together with thread, creating flexible structures able to create many different shapes. As they pass from two dimensions to three dimensions, Zoe’s objects express the metamorphosis of real life moths. The length and width vary.

Length 43 cm
Height 61 cm
Width 23 cm

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White Ribboned Moth – Position II – from the series Moths

This object is from the series Moths in which Zoe twisted and tied together hand folded paper structures, creating flexible wall pieces. Each piece in the series is named after the real moth it resembles. Zoe evokes the moth's patterns by using black and white geometrical shapes. The length and width of the piece vary.

Length 39.5 cm
Height 59 cm
Width 18 cm

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Link I

This piece was made from alternating rigid modular structures of eight and six dipyramids, sewn together and assembled into a torus. The white one was then interlaced with its black double using thread. This object was conceived to be displayed on a flat surface.

Height 23 cm
Length 18 cm
Depth 18 cm

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Dimoebius

This hand folded paper piece made up of small dipyramids was conceived by Zoe as a flexible modular structure. Composed of black and white moebius sewn together, this work can be displayed flat or hung.

Height 25.5 cm
Length 63.5 cm
Depth 25.5 cm

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Interlock

Using hand folded flat strips of paper, Zoe made dipyramids. These individual modules were then sewn together into rigid forms in order to create a triple torus. Finally, she sewed the black and white pieces together. This object was conceived to be displayed flat.

Height 15 cm
Length 27 cm
Depth 15 cm

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