"The collection title, Hypnopompic refers to a state
of sensory confusion leading out of sleep,
when the state of awakening gets mixed with the dream
world into a surreal reality.
It is an exceptional state of consciousness, in which one
may experience the presence of, or see creatures and animals,
such as spiders, monkeys and insects.
Hypnopompic state has also been affiliated with visual
delusions caused by migraine. These graphic patterns,
designs and textures are thought to have contributed
to the traditions of ornamentation, mosaic and textile"
The Amsterdam based and internationally appreciated
artist Kustaa Saksi showcases the collection Hypnopompic,
presenting surreal and unique artworks manufactured with
jacquard weaving technique. The textiles are made of mohair
and alpaca wool, cotton and synthetic materials,
such as phosphate and metallic acrylic thread.
Kustaa Saksi (b. 1975) lives and works in Amsterdam.
In addition to his artistic production, he is known as
an awarded graphic designer in Finland and abroad.
Saksi has designed wall paintings to cover skyscrapers,
as well as patterns and tapestry.
And for those living in Belgium:
The works are part of Design September in Brussels,
from 11 - 24 september in Botanique,