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The Veena Malik Project


By the mixed media artist Vesa

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The Veena Malik Project


By the mixed media artist Vesa

The six contemporary art pieces that changed the world

A similar value structure as well as a common goal usually makes collaborations possible. Finnish mixed media artist Vesa and Pakistani actress Veena Malik set out to explore not only what their lives had in common but what unifying thread connects all life on this planet. The process showed us just how similar we fundamentally are across seemingly daunting cultural differences. We feel this art can contribute to a conversation that has been going on for a very long time. How can we, as a race of people, move forward to a more harmonious shared experience?

 

Vesa Kivinen

Originally educated as a film director in the UK, innovated his own form of mixed media art in 2008 titled Artevo, which has gathered substantial international exposure as well as critical acclaim.

Veena Malik

A Bollywood superstar since the age of 15. Has worked as a representative at the World Health Organization. She also sponsors a child at the SOS Children's Village, an NGO based in Pakistan working with orphaned children.

What happened

We explored the common origin of all spirituality all over the world and presented a harmonious foundation

“ What occurs (through the works) is a reinvention of cultural norms as we understand them.” – Journalist Aisha Farooq

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

See the Michael Schwartz / Integral Institute curated exhibition here.

Some examples of the press generated by the project:

Click the image to read the article on Times of India

Click the image to read the article on Times of India

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What you are exhibiting


AND WHAT IS INTEGRAL THEORY?

What you are exhibiting


AND WHAT IS INTEGRAL THEORY?

the creative process consisted of over 2 years of intense research, travels to five countries and countless hours of open conversations. The challenge was to let go of everything that was not serving the spirit of discovery. 

Bridge building

Philosopher Ken Wilber's integral theory as well as countless documentary films and books served as the foundation to find a solution based orientation. The works were made in the spirit of building bridges between the East and West with content that strived for respect and gratitude for all traditions in our emerging truly global culture. 

unity 

These works are now part of our cultural history as a positive progressive force. They are a reminder on how all of our cultures are still emerging ones. How nothing is really set in stone and our future really is what we choose to make of it. 

Beauty

Professor Christopher Alexander some time ago stated: "It is time for us to live in beauty" as he noted that every action we make in a time of global crises should reflect beauty on a level or another. 

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, Journalist in Helsinki Times, December 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

Read the full Helsinki Times "Emotional alchemy for all" regarding this project and Vesa's work in general

20% of all proceeds from the sales of these works are directed to a clean water project.

Works are Artevo limited edition and printed on Proofsec or Silisec depending on location.

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The works have just arrived in the UK

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The works have just arrived in the UK

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 & Egyptologist

The Veena Malik project works prices vary from 430.00-21.100.00$ currently and ship internationally through Art Proof printing services and TNT shipping.

To see Vesa's most recent 3 year project on our collective evolution through Solar Energy click on the link below

LUX - A Culture of Radiance

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