Hypnopompic: Contemporary wool by Kustaa Saksi

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Kustaa Saksi

Amsterdam-based artist Kustaa Saksi will show Hypnopompic next month, a collection of striking and surreal artworks manufactured using jacquard weaving techniques.

Herbarium of Dreams by Kustaa Saksi
Made from mohair, alpaca wool, cotton and synthetic materials such as phosphate and metallic acrylic thread, the textile artworks depict the state of sensory confusion when the dream world is mixed with reality during awakening.

Blood Brothers by Kustaa Saksi

The combination of vivid colours with spiders and other crawly creatures creates art which has a psychedelic feel.

Snowy Owl by Kustaa Saksi

Hypnopompic will be on show at the CentroCentro in Madrid, from 7th February- 31st March.

Homebuildlife subscribers can see more contemporary uses of abstraction and symbolism in textiles in our A/W 14/15 Materials Direction, Craft Lore.