Kustaa Saksi: Aura

Ars Nova
17.6.−9.10.2022

Kustaa Saksi, an artist working in Amsterdam, has created his own kaleidoscopic visual language. In his peculiar style, fractals, migraine patterns, psychedelia, geometry, cultural references, and botany intermix.

Saksi directs his attention towards recurring structures and patterns in the world. The mythical motifs and fractal forms repeat themselves following the same pattern: the motif is repeated and grows interminably, reproducing its own form.

As his medium, Saksi has chosen a contemporary kind of tapestry, where the interface between the material and the virtual is mixed. At the first floor of Ars Nova’s exhibition, we see tapestries that have been carried out on a computer-operated Jacquard loom in cooperation with Tilburg TextielMuseum’s ground-breaking TextielLab in Holland.

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Kustaa Saksi: Sinbad, 2021, from the series Mythology, Jacquard Tapestry, 242x168 cm. Photo: Jussi Puikkonen
Kustaa Saksi: Proteus, 2021, from the series Mythology, Jacquard Tapestry, 242x168 cm. Photo: Jussi Puikkonen
Kustaa Saksi: Arachne’s Web, 2013, from the series Hypnopompic, Jacquard Tapestry, 243x170 cm. Photo: Jussi Tiainen
Kustaa Saksi: Herbarium of Dreams, 2013, from the series Hypnopompic, Jacquard Tapestry, 243x170 cm. Photo: Jussi Tiainen
Kustaa Saksi. Photo: Jussi Puikkonen