Finsta, Snake
Finsta. Photo: Gzine
Finsta, Araby Jungle (2016). Photo: Finsta

The Return of Finsta

The multifaceted artist Finsta (Finn Hallin, born 1978), with his playful and distinctive imagery, is one of Europe’s leading urban contemporary artists. He moves between painting, design, music and animation. His love of popular culture and the urban environment, combined with a strong desire to be seen and produce works available to the general public, has made him move endlessly between the established art institutions and the street. With megalomania as an engine, Finsta always wants to do more, better and bigger. Nothing is impossible in graffiti–the art form in which everything is about being visible and making your personal mark on your surroundings.

Finsta is now returning to his home town of Lund, where Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art – is presenting an exhibition entitled The Return of Finsta, his first major solo exhibition in Sweden. Here, we will be able to follow Finsta’s journey over his 25 years as an artist, his creative process and sources of inspiration. The exhibition is the initiative of prize-winning curator Aia Jüdes, known for her interdisciplinary and playful holistic experiences spanning a broad range of fields such as crafts, graffiti, fashion, dance and music. The exhibition at Skissernas Museum will display several new site-specific works.

A central part of the exhibition consists of Finsta’s sketchbooks, known as black books in graffiti culture, a mixture of Finsta’s own sketches and those of other artists.

We welcome you to join in a colourful journey of discovery through Finsta’s humorous and cheeky universe!

Finn Hallin is part of Skissernas Museum’s international residency programme for professional artists. With generous support from the LMK Foundation, a highly qualified international artist is offered the opportunity to work for a time in connection with Skissernas Museum and its collections.