Ines Masanti (b.1991) is a Helsinki based artist and a designer with a background in brand, package and graphic design. After graduating from Lahti Design Institute she worked as a graphic designer and content creator trainee in an experience marketing agency and did a course of Change Design. In recent years she has been part of organizing a multidisciplinary charity club called Omatuntoklubi.
Ines is currently studying in Aalto University’s Visual Cultures, Curating and
Contemporary Art Master´s program and doing graphic design.
Combining practices and materials inspire me. Working in diverse ways and trying out new is something that keeps me passionate. I avoid restraining myself into one profession. Currently, I’m working with painting, digital art, illustrations, graphic design, photography, writing and fabrics. Materials, both immaterial and physical, are an important part of my practice. I seek to find materials as left behind, trash or recycled.
At the moment I´m processing themes around nature relationships, the
necessity of imagination and stories, obscure feelings and touchable and
untouchable materials. In life, finding things excites me. My most recent projects of wearable art aim to find imaginative ways to react and act to confront the unsustainable value culture around clothing and single-use thinking, by finding appreciation and love for what we already have.