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© Sabrina Transiskus
© Sabrina Transiskus
© Sabrina Transiskus
© Sabrina Transiskus

Sabrina Transiskus

  • Paper worker
  • Antwerp, Belgium
  • Master Artisan
Sabrina Transiskus Paper worker
Contact
English, French, German
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+32 484518684
© Sabrina Transiskus

A journey in paper

  • • Sabrina studied fashion design and model making
  • • She started her own workshop in 2007
  • • For her, paper is a very contemporary material to work with

Paper artist Sabrina Transiskus won't stop working on something until she feels she's made it as good as it can be. Her tools are very simple: a segment blade cutter, some glue and her own hands. She cuts everything herself in what is perhaps a rather old-fashioned way of working, but it's very important to her, since she considers it part of the creative process. For example, she may be taken in a different direction than planned if a piece of paper that was supposed to go in the bin ends up looking better than the actual cut-out. Sabrina believes that people who create something with their hands put a little bit of their soul into their work, and it's this that makes handmade products such an antidote to our fast moving, ready-made consumer world.

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Works

  • © Sabrina Transiskus
  • © Sabrina Transiskus
  • © Sabrina Transiskus
  • © Jens Utzt
  • © Sabrina Transiskus
Photo: © Sabrina Transiskus
Fleurs de Flore

Fleurs de Flore is one of 16 unique pieces made for a giant chess game: heroes, half mortal, half immortal, made of porcelain and paper, embarking on a big adventure. This ambitious series was made in collaboration with La Manufacture Royale de Porcelaine de Sèvres.

Height 50 cm
Length 50 cm

Photo: © Sabrina Transiskus
L'Ombre

These little tealight holders in paper were among the first creations of Sabrina’s career as a paper artist. Each piece expresses a singular way of cutting out paper and weaving strips.

Height 11 cm
Length 8 cm

Photo: © Sabrina Transiskus
Keyboard

This paper keyboard was part of a big paper Remington typewriter put on display in the window of the bookshop of the Musée Arts Décoratifs in Paris for Christmas. Snowflakes made of letters complemented the window display. While working on the typewriter step by step, Sabrina realised that its different parts look more interesting individually than the typewriter as a whole.

Height 50 cm
Length 80 cm

Photo: © Jens Utzt
My Christmas

This paper sculpture was one of four pop-up books featuring Christmas scenery made for a luxury online shop. The set was also used as an online Advent calendar with animated parts.

Height 50 cm
Length 80 cm

Photo: © Sabrina Transiskus
Galop Ambitieux

Galop Ambitieux is one of 16 unique pieces made for a giant chess game: heroes, half mortal, half immortal, made of porcelain and paper, embarking on a big adventure. This ambitious series was made in collaboration with La Manufacture Royale de Porcelaine de Sèvres.

Height 40 cm
Length 30 cm

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