Born to Finnish immigrant workers living in Sweden, Brooklyn-based Tony “Rubin” Sjöman (b.1975), was raised in a working class housing project in Gothenburg, surrounded by grey concrete and tram tunnels. This gritty upbringing is a primary source of inspiration for his work, often combining elements of a hectic metropolis contrasted with the serenity of Nordic nature. His complex, abstract geometrical works, rooted in a traditional graffiti style, feature muted color palettes and clean lines. Rubin 415 has become a staple of the New York City street art scene and has put his trademark on concrete and brick all over the world - from his native Scandinavia to Thailand and Miami Art Basel. Rubin’s studio work has been displayed at Scope New York, Scope Miami and in galleries throughout New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles.