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Nicole Hjelt

(b. 1993, Kauniainen, Finland)

Visual artist, prop maker and make-up artist


I’m living and working in Raseborg, Finland. I graduated as Bachelor of Culture and Arts from Novia University of Applied Science, Jakobstad in spring 2023.


Complicated relationships. Feelings that get stuck in the throat. Tears that never turn into salt water. Abstract thoughts that you can not put into words. Human mistakes that seem unforgivable at the time. Letters that never become sentences. And sentences that never get air.


I love working with colors and the lack of them, contrast, sharp lines and features of the human face. I am fascinated by and draw my inspiration from different cultures as well as human expressions and emotions. Through my art I strive to portray deeply rooted emotions and bring them to life.


My artistic practice consists of video, performance, drawing, painting and poetry where the main theme is the subtility behind human expression and emotion. I am currently experimenting and exploring the concept of creating self-portraits in different ways.


​The more I think about the essence of self-portraiture, I notice that there are no limits in creation and I therefore feel free. I have realized that I have probably always worked with self-portraits to some extent, but now work actively to create self-portraits in interaction with portraits of other people. I examine what is what, what is private and personal and what is universal and then combine these. In my creation, I work to meet, answer, question, react to and perceive the world through different types of portraits.

For contact:

+358 409030020

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