Nicole Hjelt (b. 1993, Kauniainen, Finland) is a visual artist, prop maker and make-up artist living, working and studying in Pietarsaari, Finland. She will graduate as Bachelor in Fine Arts from the University of Applied Science Novia 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.
Hjelt works with colors and the lack of them, contrast, sharp lines and features on the human face. She is fascinated and get her inspiration from different cultures as well as collective human psychology.
Hjelt’s artistic practice consists of video, performance, drawing, painting and poetry where the main theme is the subtility behind human expression and emotion. She explores and experiments around the concept of self-portrait and what it can and might be.