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Marie Talalaeff

Paper Sculptor, Le Perréon, France
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Paper, such a simple and seemingly banal material, offers infinite possibilities to the creative spirit.
Fashion stylist Marie Talalaeff has always been sensitive to texture, but when she first delved into the possibilities of papier-mâché, she knew her art was about to veer off on an exciting new path. In 2008 she launched her second career as independent artist, creating fantastic animal sculptures and trophies. Papier-mâché has literally added a new dimension to her work, as her animals come to life in 3D.

She chooses to work mostly in white, for its cool and contemporary style, with a special preference for sheep. The unexpected singleton in cobalt blue brings a burst of color and a splash of originality to her flock.

A graduate of ESMOD Fashion Design and Creation School, Paris

Exhibitions and Distinctions:
Member of Ateliers d’Art de France
Selected by Korean Craft and Design Foundation for a 1 month residence in Seoul 2012 with the Korean artist Sim Hwa-Sook
Exhibitions: “Bestial”, Galerie Terres d’Aligre, « Lorsque le papier fait un carton » Galerie Art et Liberté, Salon d’Art Contemporain Mac Paris, Figuration Critique Bastille Center de Paris
  • One of a Kind

    Blue Sheep Trophy Tondu FR9111

    Marie Talalaeff

    $2,150.00
  • One of a Kind

    White Sheep Trophy Rasta FR3509

    Marie Talalaeff

    $2,900.00