Polina Miliou

Greece

Based between Athens, GR and Los Angeles, CA, Polina Miliou (b. 1990) creates playful art objects and furniture using paper mache. Her technique involves treating each piece as a unique character and nourishing it through a process of patting, slapping and caressing. Miliou explores the cuteness and awkwardness in monolithic shapes that project forms of primitivism and anonymous art and architecture. She holds an architecture diploma from National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

Polina Miliou (b. 1990) creates playful paper mache objects and furniture. Her technique involves treating each piece as a character and nourishing it through a process of patting, slapping and caressing. The results are expressive and functional art pieces, each one with a unique story. Miliou shapes her organic forms by softly and regardfully sculpting foam which she coats with her secret paper mache formula. She often creates narratives by collecting found objects from beaches or toys left on the street. By assembling them, she makes unexpected slouchy forms that serve as functional sculptures. Miliou sets to explore the cuteness and awkwardness in monolithic shapes that project forms of primitivism and anonymous art and architecture. The handmade nature of her work draws from the early cycladic period, as well as the handcrafted, curvy cycladic villages. She encourages her audience to develop feelings of intimacy whilst being uncomfortable to interact. Miliou’s intention is to fabricate new relationships between the body and traditional functional objects and between the viewer and the artwork. She holds an architecture diploma from National Technical University of Athens, Greece. She is based between Athens, GR and Los Angeles, CA.

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  • Voreiou Ipeirou 12
  • 15237 Filothei, Greece
  • +4242997199