Now living in Brooklyn Tony ‘Rubin’ Sjöman is one of Sweden’s foremost street artists and this brilliant book Rubin: New York / Scandinavia showcases his big and beautiful geometrical murals. Influenced by the contrast of growing up in a very grey suburb of Gothenburg whilst spending his summer’s over in the bucolic surroundings of Finnish Lapland Tony’s first tag was created at the age of nine and proved to be the start of on a journey that he’s still on today. Though at first glance his art appears to be incredibly accurate with an architectural/modernist feel it’s also covers the themes of beauty and grief, alienation, struggle, balance, energy, the cityscape versus wilderness and the notion of class would you believe? It’s an incredible book that deserves closer inspection than a casual coffee table browse, that proves there’s more to graffiti and street art than stencils and dead celebrities.
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