Vesa Kivinen produces various mixed media works by taking photographs of his oil and body-paintings as well as images from nature. The digital collages are then printed onto high end Diasec, canvas, re-painted canvas and poster prints.
Vesa is best known for his collaboration with the Bollywood actress Veena Malik which was seen by around 300 million people all over the world through BBC World, The Independent, IBT, Times of India etc.
“Vesa’s art is amongst the most integrally advanced in the history of Western abstraction – no small claim, but one backed up by the works themselves. Rather than abstraction as a fleeing from life, his works are a diving into the incarnate mystery of human being — direct celebrations of the fullness of Life.”
— Michael Schwartz, Professor of History and Philosophy of Art, Augusta State University, March 2014