Kustaa Saksi

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Kustaa Saksi is a Finnish contemporary artist and designer (b. 1975) specialising in graphic storytelling through pattern design, textile art and installation. He lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Ideas of nature seen from the abstracted edge of perception pervade all of Saksi’s work. He builds fantastical worlds of playful, paradoxical and troubling yet inviting shapes and environments pulled out of the ordinary. Combining organic qualities with uniquely detailed textures with rich colour palettes and experimental material use, Saksi is interested in developing contemporary spaces, objects and atmospheres. Saksi’s artworks have been exhibited at galleries and museums in New York, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Singapore, Berlin, Madrid, Milan and Tokyo. Saksi has produced commissioned artworks for companies such as Nike, Issey Miyake, Salvatore Ferragamo, Lacoste, LVMH and Marimekko.

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