Giota Kaiopoulou: 13th Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and Mediterranean

Giota Kai

A shining star Giota Kaiopoulou from Thessaloniki, Greece did a spectacular job blending two very complicated arts together – origami and fashion. Started in 2004, Giota was a pioneer weaving these two concepts together. She created this project titled, “Origami Flowers”, which was also the perfect final project for her Fashion Degree at a local university in Greece. What a visionary Giota is because today we see origami fashion everywhere!

Upon her graduation, she applied and was accepted for the 13th Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and Mediterranean. It is sponsored by the International Assocation of the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean(BJCEM). This organization is a network which gathers 71 members from 20 countries, locals, ministries, associations, cultural institutions, and is open to the membership of local and national bodies from Europe and the Mediterranean.

The mission of this organization is to promote the creativity of young artists, encourage international exchanges, and develop pacific relations across the Mediterranean. What a great accomplishment, Giota to be recognized with this wonderful organization!

Giota Kai

Giota Kai

Simon Schubert from Germany

Simon Schubert

Simon Schubert’s jaw dropping portfolio is breathtaking and lovely.

What makes Mr. Schubert’s work exceptional is his ability to blend contrasting techniquesb(2d vs. 3d, negative vs. positive space, and valley vs. mountain folds) into objects, figures and people we can all relate to – all with a simple piece of paper.

Because paper’s very first fold quickly commits to memory, you can sense the experience, confidence, and patience Mr. Schubert has with each and every fold – and these traits inspire me deeply.

simon schubert