Our residency artist of June, Manhattan-based mural and studio artist Tony “Rubin” Sjöman has painted all over the world and his works have been shown in galleries throughout the US and Europe.
Sjöman’s roots are in Finland and Sweden and he draws inspiration from his Scandinavian heritage for his complex abstract geometrical murals and studio works. Sjöman’s studio works are based on canvases, prints and installations and he also paints on other materials such as metal and wood.
Sjöman has collaborated with several major mainstream brands, such as American Express, Marriott Hotels and Heineken to name a few. Sjöman has worked with several leading US real estate developers, who have been looking to enhance their commercial appeal through art.
During his residence period in Ii, Sjöman will work on a mural to the studio building of KulttuuriKauppila. The mural will be completed during the summer, and it will be officially opened to public in August as part of the Climate Arena. After his stay in Ii, Sjöman will continue to Oulu where he will be creating a mural at the Raatti Stadium.