Kustaa Saksi is a Finnish contemporary artist, textile designer and illustrator based in Amsterdam, specialising in graphic storytelling through patterns, textile art and installation. Ideas of nature seen from the abstracted edge of perception pervade all of Saksi’s work.
Saksi 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 creating 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, Levi’s, Salvatore Ferragamo, Lacoste, LVMH and Marimekko.