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
Kivinen’s work had no points of reference. Unlike most local artists, Kivinen wasn’t recycling successful foreign approaches and adapting them within a local context. He wasn’t replicating a preexisting genre or playing out well known devices. Whether for better or for worse, Kivinen is – as childish as this may sound – an original.
— Rory Winston, Cultural editor of the New York Resident August 2014
When Finnish artist Vesa Kivinen captures your “portrait,” he doesn’t just hint at the contents of your soul—your deepest fears, desires, triumphs, and avenues of personal expression. Vesa brings them all to the surface, creating collage imagery that reveal more about his subjects than even the subjects themselves thought possible. While he is not the first to do this kind of work, he may very well be the best.
— DL Cade, Editor in Chief of 500px, February 2016
These are beautiful images and nobody would dispute it.
— Jeremy Paxman, Journalist, BBC World, 2013
I would describe Kivinen’s art as first and fore mostly a study of human experience and connection. It is a collaboration of topics; a personal process of working with the experiences of the model, and an appreciation for the raw human form. Who we are when we stand naked. On another level it is a yearning to understand our religious past and find harmony with it in our present. In sum, it searches and appreciates where we have arrived in our development both spiritually and scientifically.
— Alicia Jensen in Helsinki Times, December 2014
It is a pleasure to recognize and appreciate Vesa’s work before he becomes a global star.
— John Anthony West, Emmy award winning documentary filmmaker / author

In 2008 Vesa innovated a mixed media process branded as Artevo (Art Evolving) which often involves

  • Oil / Ink / Acrylic Painting
  • Bodypainting
  • Photography (both studio and outside)
  • Performance / Ritual
  • Digital collaging. 
  • Film
  • Proofsec / Canvas printing

...in various combinations. 

Some print / broadcast press where the works have featured

Some print / broadcast press where the works have featured

Some social media appearances

Some social media appearances

WHAT is Emotional alchemy?

Through discovering the perceivably private yet universal within us, we can experience a much better ride as human beings. Through practicing emotional alchemy, by turning our deep hurts and triumphs into sustained resources, art pieces can become 'how to' maps of experience, enlightenment and affluence. Through courage, multi-disciplinary techniques and constructive intention they can shine as concrete illustrations of moments of healing and positive change. They stand to testify contemporary art can significantly serve the expansion of our evolving globally shared culture.

THE WORKS feature in 3 CATEGORIES:

ARTEVO EDITION WORKS (CLICK ON IMAGE)

Vesa (born 1978) started his international career as a filmmaker and a photographer in 1999. He graduated as a director (BA) in the UK in 2003 and innovated Artevo in 2008. He is based in London and Helsinki. 

The cultural editor of the New York Resident Rory Winston has said about it: “‘Witness history as though it were being lived today; and imagine the present through the eyes of tomorrow. The works are a dialogue between three dimensional physiology and gesture coupled with the aesthetics of two dimensional painting that coalesce into a singular object of art.”

The Proofsec versions of these pieces are sold under an innovative pricing system.

The canvas editions are traditional 10+2AP versions as same size prints.

Posters are also available in various sizes.

SHARE EDITION WORKS (CLICK ON IMAGE)

Click on the above image to access Share edition works

Vesa also started to produce abstract works without bodies under the title Share.

The works are availble in Diasec, canvas and poster versions

RAW EDITION works (CLICK ON IMAGE)

Click on the image above to access Raw works

Some images were strong enough to stand on their own so a desire to also sell and exhibit these pieces gave birth to the RAW edition.

The works are availble in Diasec, canvas and poster versions

Artevo Diasec works follow an innovative limited edition pricing system

Current Artevo prices vary from 5000-14.000UKP
'Share' and 'Raw' prices range from 300 to 5500UKP

Works are printed in Finland by Art Proof and shipped globally via TNT.

  Rise Art have Damien Hirst, Derrick Santini, Sir Peter Blake and now Vesa among their curated artists.

 

Rise Art have Damien Hirst, Derrick Santini, Sir Peter Blake and now Vesa among their curated artists.

Have a look at the most recent feature (19.2.2016) on 500px by Editor-in-chief DL Cade.

a 12-minute film about a 3 year art project regarding personal, societal and mythological empowerment.

a 12-minute film about a 3 year art project regarding personal, societal and mythological empowerment.

The next London 2016 Biohackers Summit features some works by Vesa as well as the physical Veena Malik works in May.

Turkish Online art gallery Mak started selling Vesa's art in January 2016

Turkish Online art gallery Mak started selling Vesa's art in January 2016

Integral Art Feature by Professor Michael Schwatrz

Integral Art Feature by Professor Michael Schwatrz

A comprehensive interview by Helsinki Times

A comprehensive interview by Helsinki Times

Veena Malik and the works at the BBC Impact show

Veena Malik and the works at the BBC Impact show

A feature by Art People Gallery to their 4.5 million followers

A feature by Art People Gallery to their 4.5 million followers

New Rise Art Q&A with Tddy Hall regarding emerging artists, influences, technique etc

New Rise Art Q&A with Tddy Hall regarding emerging artists, influences, technique etc

Vesa's latest music video for the Finnish Rapper Paleface collab with LA MC Matre titled ' Mars Today' was shortlisted for Nordic Music video awards.

Nordic Music Video Awards  shortlist link