For his solo exhibition Rubin:Decade, Tony “Rubin 415” Sjöman created a site-specific mural titled Decade. Tony filled us in on the balance between planning and improvisation, from shapes and composition to the final colors, for his newest mural.
“There has to be a creative challenge for every project. In this case, I wanted to keep the project loosely based as a collaborative effort with Uprise Art throughout the entire process from initial talks and sketches to the finished show.”
“ Majority of the work is improvised on site. ”
“A lot of time goes into figuring out the right color for the right shape.”
“I keep changing the palette in my mind several times before starting to paint. Even when I start painting, the colors usually change. The murals tend to have a life on their own and I try and follow along as best I can.”