We stop by the Tribeca studio of Tony Sjöman to see how the mural painter translates his style to a more intimate scale.
“Painting has always been my creative outlet. I started writing graffiti when I was nine years old, but it wasn’t until I moved to New York that I really found my direction.”
“My sketching process is usually improvised and intuitive. Colors come in very late in the process and it took me years to refine my signature monochromatic color palette. ”
“When first moving to New York I couldn’t afford a studio and painted on the kitchen floor and on the rooftop of our apartment building, until the landlord locked it.”
“I’ve worked with copper paint since the 90’s. It’s a homage to my father, who worked as a welder in the harbour of Gothenburg, Sweden. He was very artistic and he used to weld copper lanterns and other cool items.”