HYPNOPOMPICCollection of eight tapestries exploring a hidden world between sleep and wakefulness ︎Artworks Available
Hypnopompic presents 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. Jacquard technique is named after the French inventor, Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752–1834), who designed the Jacquard loom.
The exhibition 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. In his work, Saksi refers to scientific studies of the subject in his search for inspiration. His surreal works are like abstract landscapes that also refer to the tradition of optical art. Saksi’s distinctive landscapes of organic shapes combined with vivid pictures and colours create new radiant, psychedelic worlds. These paradoxical and playful themes create powerful, multi-sensory works.