Helsinki – The latest exhibit from Finnish-born, Amsterdam-based graphic designer and artist Kustaa Saksi features woven jacquard textiles reflecting a person’s mindset after waking up.
The exhibition is titled Hypnopompic, referring to the state of consciousness that comes immediately before waking up. This is a time of sensory confusion and overload, and Saksi used an automatic loom to create fantastical, psychedelic tapestries to reflect this. The artist pulled together mixed materials such as alpaca and mohair to create tableaux of dreamlike creatures, surrealistic monkeys and spiders.
The pieces are being exhibited at Helsinki’s Korjaamo Culture Factory until 15 September.
Saksi’s collection recalls our Modern Mythology design direction, which highlights how designers are using craft techniques and referencing folklore as a response to austere economic times.