Finsta is one of the most eyecatching illustrators and designers coming from the European graffiti scene. For the past ten years his work is spreading and is becoming appreciated not only in his native Sweden. Finsta's work is an universe of its own, presenting characters, settings and artifacts such as the Finstablaster, enormous ghettoblasters in wood with a painted front way cooler than any real boom-box. Some of Finsta's work resembles of that of New York artist Dan Witz, where his witty reflections in urban architecture. Finsta's graffiti styles are completely unique. His pieces often have themes that permeate the letters totally. Many of the letters are at the same time characters, building a kind of naive transformers world. Finsta's work contains paintings, comic strips, street art, graffiti styles and commercial work such as club flyers, corporate logos, magazine illustrations and posters. Finsta is a complete artist, which ideas and themes will find new admirers around the world. Finsta's works are above all full of humour and a very humanistic satire. "Being funny is like being innovative, you can't tell the same joke every time. Then it's not funny anymore" says Finsta himself.
[Photo: PaÊl Allan...Text: Tobias Barenthin Lindblad]
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