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Photo: Valtteri Kantanen


Salvesen has worked as a set designer and costume and light designer over three decades. He has invited us to spaces that he has created on stages in Finland and abroad. His style has been called minimalistic, associative and imaginative. His trademarks include an attention to detail and an unerring sense of style.

He is also the co-founder of “Ozonteatern”, a small theatre group in Finland, and he was its artistic director 2001-2013.

Erik Salvesen also works as an artist, with numerous exhibitions behind him. For him painting is not about depicting the physical scenery; it is about catching the essence of the space through the memory of our imagination. It is poetry in colour.

Erik Salvesen was born 1963 in Helsinki, Finland. He grew up in Belgium, Nigeria, Germany and Spain.

Åsa Salvesen
Wasa teater
Alexander Salvesen
Valtteri Kantanen
Nanne Nylund

Some video clips available on Youtube
”Förvandlingen”, ”The Metamorphoses” by Franz Kafka
”Ett drömspel”, ”A Dreamplay” by August Strindberg
”Mor kurage och hennes barn”, ”Mother Courage and her children” by Bertold Brecht
”Chess” by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulveus, Tim Rice
”Landet” by Christoffer Mellgren
”Körsbärsträdgården”, ”The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Tjechov
”Djungelboken”, ”The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling
”Tove” by Lucas Svensson
”Skattkammarön”, "Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson
"Några av oss” by Joakim Groth
”Midsommarnatts dröm”, ”A Midsummer Nights´ Dream” by William Shakespeare
”Mannerheim” by Per-Erik Lönnfors & Johan Storgård
”I sista minuten” by Carin Mannheimer>
”En familj”, ”August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts>
”Stockmann, Stockmann” by Barbro Smeds>
”Vi är bara människor” by Joakim Groth
”I det stora landskapet”
”The Play That Goes Wrong” by Lewis-Sayer-Shields
”Aladdin och den magiska lampan” by Anna Simberg

Video clips Erik Salvesen