Demi Kaia’s sculptures are deployed and aligned in a parade which is playful and profane, synesthetic, orgiastic and innocent. They are structured on found objects, mainly wooden, that Kaia gathers during her walks and reshapes them in sculpting gestures that are particularly accentuated in terms of gender and affect. At times, they remind scepters of a blasphemous carnival queen, tools of an ambiguous erotic conversation, hidden jewelry or intimate handicrafts. In these works, the manic diary writing style, typical of her drawings and paintings, unfolds in space. Kaia’s sculptures serve as a meeting point for several aspects of surrealism, from objets trouvés to the flow of libidinal energy that erupts from the joining of opposing elements to the very concept of the parade. The sculpture’s eroticism possesses carnal purity and behind the serene and festive trotting of the parade’s horses one can discern the violent fury of galloping, as if a forgotten coitus of the childhood reveals itself. André Breton used to say to his daughter that “childhood should be the time when children watch for those mysterious and splendid riders, dashing at dusk by the banks of nervous rivers”
-Theofilos Tramboulis

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Ena - 110x70x210 cm - leather pony carriage, wood, stripper’s shoe, metal, rabbit fur
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Dio - 40x55x110 cm - wood, wood filler
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Tria - 32x30x117 cm - wood, hook, metal, wood filler, eco color varnish
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Tessera - 27x37x82 - wood, wood filler, eco color varnish
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Pente - 32x50x69 cm - wood, wool, wood filler, eco color varnish
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Exi - 57x35x62 cm - wood, wood filler, eco color varnish
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Epta - 140x61x51 cm - wood, wood filler, wool, eco color varnish
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Okto - 115x12x82 cm - wood, wood filler, wool, eco color varnish
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Ennea - 30x52x72 - wood, wood filler, eco color varnish
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Deka - 55x70x72 cm - concrete, wood, metal, wool, wood filler, eco color varnish
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Enteka - 77x58x33 cm - wood, wood filler, eco color varnish
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Dodeka - 100x130x55 cm - unfired clay, wood, wire, eco color varnish
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Dekatria - 99x60x60 cm - wood, wool, painted potter broken pieces
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Dekatessera - 28x21x110 cm - wood, wood filler, wool, eco color varnish
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Dekapente - 27x21x180 cm - wood, hook, metal, part of traditional Greek
stick (glitsa), wool, prickly pear’s part, unfired clay, eco color varnish

Ena – 110x70x210 cm – leather pony carriage, wood, stripper’s shoe, metal, rabbit fur

Dio – 40x55x110 cm – wood, wood filler

Tria – 32x30x117 cm – wood, hook, metal, wood filler, eco color varnish

Tessera – 27x37x82 – wood, wood filler, eco color varnish

Pente – 32x50x69 cm – wood, wool, wood filler, eco color varnish

Exi – 57x35x62 cm – wood, wood filler, eco color varnish

Epta – 140x61x51 cm – wood, wood filler, wool, eco color varnish

Okto – 115x12x82 cm – wood, wood filler, wool, eco color varnish

Ennea – 30x52x72 – wood, wood filler, eco color varnish

Deka – 55x70x72 cm – concrete, wood, metal, wool, wood filler, eco color varnish

Enteka – 77x58x33 cm – wood, wood filler, eco color varnish

Dodeka – 100x130x55 cm – unfired clay, wood, wire, eco color varnish

Dekatria – 99x60x60 cm – wood, wool, painted potter broken pieces

Dekatessera – 28x21x110 cm – wood, wood filler, wool, eco color varnish

Dekapente – 27x21x180 cm – wood, hook, metal, part of traditional Greek stick (glitsa), wool, prickly pear’s part, unfired clay, eco color varnish