“Helene’s wearing a colourful cape, sort of a tribal outfit and face paint. I see her as a tribal leader; an iconic, strong woman.”
Saksi has reimagined one of Schjerfbeck’s self-portraits, commenting on Schjerfbeck as a powerful, female, Finnish visionary. His image contains all the spirit, wealth of pattern, texture and strength of colour typical of his work.
Saksi is interested in creating contemporary spaces, objects and atmospheres, building extraordinary worlds with playful, paradoxical, troubling yet inviting environments. He combines organic shapes and sensibilities with detailed textures, vivid colour palettes and experimental materials.
This print is among a group of three works celebrating Finnish artists. Other works by Aino-Maija Metsola and Karoliina Hellberg are also available.
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