Kustaa Saksi is a multidisciplinary textile artist living and working in Amsterdam. Ideas of nature seen from the abstracted edge of perception pervade all of his work. Saksi has shown his works in museums worldwide, including Victoria & Albert Museum, Cooper Hewitt Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, TextielMuseum, Design Museum Helsinki, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Kunsthall Stavanger and Helsinki Kunsthall.
He has held solo exhibitions at galleries in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Taipei, Madrid, Brussels, Helsinki and Amsterdam. Saksi’s previous exhibitions Hypnopompic (2013) and Woolgathering (2016) have dealt with dreams, nightmares and hallucinations.
Saksi has spent the past seven years at TextielLab under Het Nederlandse Textielmuseum in Tilburg, in the Netherlands, where he has been developing weaving techniques, experimenting with materials and finding his own unique weaving processes that he describes as “action-painting with warp and weft”. Using a traditional weaving technique, he combines natural fibres with advanced synthetic yarns to create complex digital to analog textures.
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