Sebastien Limet

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I was born in 1982, I discovered the origami thanks to my mother when I was 6 years old.

She bought us a book of traditional foldings to enjoy our Wednesday afternoon (there is no class in France).

Later, when Internet arrived home, I rediscovered this passion with diagrams of models more difficult than the previous. My first achievement was to fold Eric Joisel’s rat!

I continued with my studies about the management of natural areas (that was going to affect in my future) and I tried in every artistic branch: drawing, comic, painting, sculpture.

Sculpture took the advantage quickly and it became an escape. Origami stood present in my life, but more like a hobby… for more than 10 years I rescued some objects to destroy them, twist them, melt them and join them again in sculptures with a dark background. Destruction for reconstruction.

In 2010 I received great news when I knew that I was going to be father of twins… of course, paternity didn’t stop me from work, but I found a way to spend more time with my children, less voluminosa and less dangerous. The origami, always in my life, was a great way to express myself! So I started to create, taking Roman Diaz, Nicolas Terry or Bernie Peyton, above all, as references.

This influence is well appreciated in my creations.

I prefer figures of animals. I like to choose the perfect paper in accordance with my creation, to give it more life.

The final part of the modelling is the most important, as I understand, because this is how I make my models have signs of life.

I don’t want the complexity in a model, I try to get fast the essence… the basis of traditional origami offers a lot of possibilities.

I have a special feeling with my models “two in one”, models that portray themselves and take life more easily.

The origami has and will always have some kind of magic to me: a simple paper sheet that lives and changes into what you want. There is no magic trick more wonderful!



Sebastien Limet, VOG (Vietnam Origami Group), Giang Dinh (Vietnam), Dave Brill (Inglaterra), Fabian Correa (Colombia), Gabriel Alvarez (España), Saadya (Israel), Bernie Peyton (USA), Eric Joisel (Francia), Takuro Kashiwamura (Japón), Yago Braojos (Mexico), Joseph Wu (Canada), Jozsef Zsebe (Hungría), Fernando Gilgado (España), Vanda Bataglia (Italia), Alfredo Giunta (Italia), Yosihide Momotani (Japón), Kunihiko Kasahara (Japón), Carolina Aguilera (Colombia), Goran Kojevod (Croacia), Ben Parker (USA), Andrea Ruso (Italia), Mari Carmen Estella (España), Christiane Bettens (Suiza), Paolo Bascetta (Italia), Vincent Floderer (Francia), Ramón Jiménez (España), Beatriz González (Chile), Joel Cooper (USA), Jorge Pardo (España), Sebastien Limet (Francia), Carlos Gutierrez (España), Felipe Moreno (España)