06 . Tuma Virus

01. How would you define Tuma Virus?

In the Finnish language “Tuma” means Nucleus/Core. That’s why it fits perfectly to one of my main
sticker called “the Virus”. My favourite motives are a mix of pixelart, horror, insects and other freaky
stuff. I would call my style some kind of “horrortrash”.

02. How did all begin? How long have you been with this?

Started 2 years ago, made some tiles and paste ups. Later I decided to create my own handmade
stickers.

03. Why do you attaching stickers?

When I was young I collected stickers. Always loved them. For me it’s the easiest way to put my art on the streets.

04. An interesting anecdote?

Nothing special…until now.

05. How do you see the sticker culture? Is there really subculture?

Of course there’s a sticker culture outside. You can follow that here on Instagram

06. Do you considerer this movement like an art? What do you try to transmit with this?

For me it’s important to say that you have to split the culture into 2 sides. There are the real artists
and the wannabes. Real artists make handmade stuff and create their own style. Wannabes are
producing some crap commercial merchandising stickers without passion and any art background.
I don’t try to express something. Doing it just for fun.

07. Anything new in mind?

Always new ideas in my mind. Stagnation means regression 😉

08. Farthest place where do you have gone? Where would you like see your stickers?

Traded some stickers to the USA, Portugal and Switzerland. I personally slapped a few stickers in Finland for example. Wanna see my stickers everywhere, cause it’s always funny to see your own stuff in other countries.

09. Some advice for the people are beginning in this art?

Stay true to yourself. Never try to copy other styles. Never give up, if your stickers got hated.

10. Someone who had been a reference for you?

The film, music and videogame industry inspires me. Otherwise I’m doing my own style.

11. Whom would you offer next month?

I would like to suggest Cause i said so.

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Do you have anyting to say? Greatings and thank you?

Thank you and good night.

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