Alexander Salvesen is a Helsinki based visual artist and freelance lighting designer from Finland. He is currently working on his Master of Arts degree in lighting design at The Theater Academy in the University of the Arts in Helsinki.
Salvesen is mostly known from his works in the fields of light art, installations and lighting designs mainly for theater and contemporary dance. He is also a painter and a member in the visual sound-art-collective called Neptuges.
Salvesen’s creative process is driven by the forces and beauty of nature, the reflections of natural light in our everyday lives, the sounds surrounding us and his constant need to explore the unknown, within and outside himself. He likes to challenge his own and the audience’s perception in his works and create moments where time seems to stop. Salvesen is working with different kinds of media from oil colour to aquarelle, and from light to sound.