Exhibition: Finnish artist Kustaa Saksi takes weaving to psychedelic new levels

Date
27 August 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

As if you needed any more reasons to take an interest in the work of Finnish graphic powerhouse Kustaa Saksi he’s recently added more skills to his already impressive arsenal, making use of the jacquard loom to move his work into exciting new territory. Kustaa’s latest exhibition, Hypnopompic takes inspiration from the state of sensory confusion that exists between sleep and wakefulness, using the visual delusions experienced during this strange period of consciousness to inspire a set of intricate psychedelic tapestries, busy with distorted flora and fauna. There’s strobing monkeys clambering through trees, some giant technicolour grasshoppers and a particularly ominous looking spider haunting a tapestry of deep reds and blues.

The alpaca and mohair pieces are currently on show at Helsinki’s Korjaamo gallery until September 15.

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Kustaa Saksi: Arachne’s Web

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Kustaa Saksi: Arbor Vitae

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Kustaa Saksi: Arbor Vitae (detail)

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Kustaa Saksi: Arbor Vitae (detail)

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Kustaa Saksi: Blood Brothers

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Kustaa Saksi: Chirp Chirp

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Kustaa Saksi: In The Fish Trap

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Kustaa Saksi: Hiding In Plain Sight

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Kustaa Saksi: Hypnopompic

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Kustaa Saksi: Hypnopompic

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James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and came back in summer of 2012 to work online and latterly as Print Editor, before leaving in May 2015.

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