Kalevi Helvetti is the alterego of guitarist Pertti Kurikka, from the Finnish punk band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät.
Kalevi Helvetti performs as a musician, stage performer, poet, writer and a visual artist.
About Kalevi Helvetti
People in the church listen to the organs playing… when the music stops the coffin starts to open slowly... it’s dark and all the people are afraid. They can hear a sceleton moving in the coffin, and see it coming in a light of death to scare the people of the church.
Dressed in a vampire outfit Kalevi Helvetti performs as a musician, visual artist and a poet. The artwork of Kalevi Helvetti is full of emotions. Although his work reflects inner anxiety and demons, it's filled with humor too. The pictures are inspired by the Bible and ghost trains.
Kalevi's work is available in Pertti's Choice Outsider Art Gallery and Agency.
His poetry works have been published by a Mexican publisher Editions Hungria.
The Illustrated Poetry Book
"The skeleton comes to visit
and can not sleep
anymore when the skeleton
comes to visit and
just gets coffee
and cake and
pertti's piss stinks"
"My art is about skeletons. I have seen a skeleton somewhere, that's why I am interested."
KALEVI HELVETTI CV
Kalevi Helvetti kertoo kummitusjuttuja
Kalevi Helvetti - illustrated poetry book.
Compilation cassette (Haamu Records)
3 tracks from Kalevi Helvetti
Kylmän joulun paluu
Return of the cold Christmas
Compilation-CD/cassette (Sony Music / SOF / Maran kasetti Oy)
1 track from Kalevi Helvetti
Musta paholaiskäärme ja muita enkeleitä
April 4. - 15. 2015
Personal exhibition (Made in Kallio)
Mänttä Art Festival
June 12. - August 31 2016
”Ihminen on hyvä asia”
"Human is a good thing"
Several live performances in Finland
Helsinki City Museum, Pertin Valinta Outsider art Gallery, Vantaa City Museum, private events, Art festivals, clubs
Suomi Finland 101
2018 - 2019
Inside Outside Finland
Finnish premier of IOF Central library Oodi 5Dec18.
New York Plague
April 24th - Sept 14th in Pertti's Choice Gallery Helsinki
Solo exhibition of Kalevi Helvetti New York Plague Collection, based on trip to New York City 2019.
"I woke up in the morning. After breakfast I drew some Plagues. We went to see Empire State Building and saw the beautiful city of America. If you step on Plague, it's not nice to have spots."
Curator Pekka Elomaa. Kettuki's Artist of the Year Award- production in Pertin Valinta, Pertti's Choice Outsider Art Agency.
June 12-Sept 8 Espoo Entresse
Kalevi Helvetti Art Work is exhibited in the 5th OBJEKTI exhibition presenting installations and Community Art in Espoo City Center Entresse area. Kalevi's Art work can be found around the OBJEKTI 6.0. Pop up Gallery area.
New York Plague Film in Kotka Arts
June 16- Aug 11
Kalevi Helvetti's latest Film was filmed in New York 2019 by Kalle Pajamaa. Premier in Kotka Art contemporary Art festival in summer 2019. Pertti's Choice production.
Pertti's Choice London pop up
7-10 August 2019 at Protein Studios, Shoreditch, London UK
Pertti's Choice popup introducing Kalevi Helvetti's New York Plague, We're Coming to Let's Go photography and Inside Outside Finland VR exhibition along with Kalevi's Workshop and Performance with UK based Artists. Production Finnish Cultural Institute in collaboration with Pertin Valinta, Finnish Embassy in London, EU2019 and multiple other partners.