I paint murals for public spaces, family homes and companies.
I create colorful, dreamlike murals, that offer escape from the routines of our days and bring joy and warmth to spaces that otherwise would be dull. My murals bring the vibe of Scandinavian nature into the scenery and often times include portraits packed with emotions and expressions. I make street art, commissioned murals and other commissioned painting works with varied techniques as one of Finland’s few female street artist. Murals are my passion and I’m happy to do varied painting works! Contact me: email@example.com | Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sallaikonenart/
Maalaan seinämaalauksia, katutaidetta, muraaleja, sekä tilaustöitä niin ulko-kuin sisätiloihin. Olen ollut osallisena useassa Suomen mittakaavassa tunnetussa projektissa, sekä tehnyt myös kansainvälisiä teoksia niin Suomessa, kuin ulkomailla. Näiltä sivuilta löydät referenssejäni erilaisista teoksista. Teen maalauksia lukuisin eri tekniikoin vuosien kokemuksella. Ota ihmeessä yhteyttä, mikäli haluat lisää väriä ja kauneutta kaupunkiisi, kotiisi tai liiketilaasi, ja suunnitellaan juuri sinulle sopiva teos! firstname.lastname@example.org
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‘Waiting for the rain’
IPAF festival invited a bunch of artists from South Africa and around the globe to make a painting with the theme ‘Nature doesn’t need us, we need nature’. We were painting in the neighborhood called Salt River. I asked the family living in this house, what are their wishes for the mural, and they were dreaming of nature and a waterfall, which makes sense in the middle of this dry time- Cape Town is counting days to day zero, when they will in the worst case scenario run completely out of water.
I wanted to create a dream image, alternative reality where the water is flowing freely, and life is flourishing, a happy place to escape from the burning sun.
“Peace”. What does peace mean to you? For me it’s the quiet moments in the nature, it’s the ability to be alone and needing nothing external. It’s the acceptance of getting old and embracing the years that add both experiences and wrinkles. If you are lucky it’s living a life where you don’t need to be ready to fight or flee. Peace and conflict solving is essential both in our personal lives and society for our survival. This 2 x 3 m painting is part of Pax- Let’s talk about peace-exhibition, and can be seen at the lobby of Myyrmäki-talo. Thanks for the making of photo Maria Kimalle.
Windows to another dimension
I painted these windows as a commission for a youth house that is located in a bomb shelter and doesn’t have any windows. They dreamed of summer days.
Commission murals for the city of Oulu. Themes included the river of Oulu and QStock, which is a huge rock festival in Oulu. Thanks for Oulun Katutaide, Oulun Energia and the city of Oulu for choosing me to be the artist in this project.
SprayCanKontrol / Meeting of Styles Tampere 2017
“When we are asleep in this world, we are awake in another” Quick and big wall, just 1,5 days painting with ironlacks and fatcaps.
Right now I’m working on a room, that will be filled with different trains and views in the end. Super nice commission!
Malminkartano train station
My piece for thye streetart.helsinki project on Malminkartano station. More pictures coming up later.
A.W. Yrjänä, Nummela, Vihti
Damaia / Lisbon & Alcacer Do Sal / Portugal
I had the loveliest and super inspiring time in Portugal this Summer, painting with the one and only Odeith.
Olive tree, Helsinki
Olive tree for a Meze restaurant Cacik in the center of Helsinki. Evergreen Olive tree is a symbol of life and immortality.
Old City view, Tampere
From an ugly concrete wall to an imaginary view of an old city. Private commission.
As. Oy Vantaan Apollo
Taloyhtiö Asunto Oy Vantaan Apollo tilasi minulta 100 vuotiaan Suomen kunniaksi sekä asukkaiden viihtyvyyden lisäämiseksi porraskäytäviin yhteensä 12 perhoslaakson alueen teemaan sopivaa maalausta. Laaja kuvakokoelma kohteesta osoitteessa: https://www.flickr.com/photos/salla_ikonen/sets/72157683513498993/with/35765062131/
Private home, Hyvinkää, Finland
“El Refugio”, Spain 2017
Garage doors, “Under the Northern sky” 2017
Myyrmäki Railway Station, Vantaa, Finland
I painted this collaboration mural with one of my favorite artists, Mr Dheo, in September 2016. This painting work was a dream come true to me in many ways and also a historical moment in Finnish Street Art Scene, since we don’t have too many international collaborations yet.
My wish is this mural brings harmony, joy and good vibes to anyone passing by, waiting for train or bus or living close by. Thank you: Myyrmäki-liike, Pekkaniska, Helsinki Holiday Inn City Centre, Tikkurila, Geezers, Make Your Mark, City of Vantaa, Artsi.
Eatos Restaurant, Iso Omena, Espoo
Consept and paintings for all the walls in Mexican restaurant Eatos
Playpoint Park, Helsinki
Amusement park for kids in Itäkeskus, second floor in Prisma building. This was truly a wonderful project that made me feel like a kid again as well!
Oritie 4, Hakunila, Vantaa, Finland
Commission painting for a housing company in Finland. Thanks for all the lovely residents for your warm attitude, coffee, ice cream and gifts. Thanks for the lift: Pekkaniska, paints Tikkurila
Private home, Helsinki
Works from Summer 2016
GREECE-UK-SPAIN-RUSSIA Spring tour 2016
Olonets, Russia, 30.4. Karelian girl with her fox
Barcelona, Spain, 13.4. “the Guardian”
Shoreditch, London, 9.4. “Night is always darkest just before the dawn, for all the homeless in London”
Shoreditch, London, 7.4. Which color is your heart?
Camden, London 6.4., Greetings from Funland
Santorini, Greece 2.4. Colors of Santorini
Athens, Greece 30.3. Wolf
I’ve been painting in various locations outside Finland during the spring 2016. Now I’ve returned to my home country for commission works, but I will be traveling again this summer to London and some other locations to paint. Here’s a sample of some of the works that I did during the trip. Special thanks to: UnCapitals, The Real Art of Street Art, LSD Magazine, Dictionary hostel, Global Street Art and Rebobinart.
My works in London have been also featured in a London calling blog: https://londoncallingblog.net/2016/04/16/new-salla-ikonen-street-art-in-london/And: http://project1324.com/2016/06/09/london/
Olonets, Russia April 2016
Mural that I created during UnCapitals “Art in Remote cities” project. Olonets is a remote city in Karelia, Russia, with a very quiet atmosphere. Karelian traditions are very similar to Finnish ones. in this painting there’s some traditional wedding decorations and a Karelian girl with her fox.
Fantasy Forest, Mikkeli 2015
During the Summer and Autumn 2015 I made several murals for the city of Mikkeli. Paintings are located in a little market square, in a local Municipal office and in the youth section of library of Mikkeli. I also held 9 street art workshops for locals, and they were a huge success! Over 70 local people participated, and there were people of all ages trying spray painting and stencil techniques. The idea of Fantasy forest was invented with the local people and they had the opportunity to suggest what kind of characters they would like to see in this forest. Almost 80 laser cut and individually painted characters are now hanging in the old trees next to the library, and they will travel to different locations in Mikkeli every summer. Local people can also write and share their own stories and fairy tales and leave them to the mailbox that is located in the area. This was a very nice project and I was happy to met so many locals during the project. Many thanks to Mikke Ry and YTS! More pictures of the project and work shops here.
Our House festival 2015
“If by chance some day you’re not feeling well and you should remember some silly thing I’ve said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled.”
This painting is dedicated to the people of Mikkola. These buildings will be demolished later during this year. I met a lot of locals while painting, and many of them said: “I wish this would have been painted 20 years ago, and not now while they take the houses down!” Once again it was everyone from young kids to grandmoms to drunks who came to talk and shared their memories and ideas and a little moment in time with me while I was painting. I wish this colorful piece will bring happiness and a positive vibe to the place before it’s gone. Clowns are always a little bit sad and tragic, but trying to cheer everyone up and I hope this clown will succeed in the mission! Permits to paint the wall + the lift where offered by Our House festival, that aims to increase the awareness of the more creative suburban culture. Thanks for the discount in spray cans Geezers the Shop! Base paints white and red sponsored by Tikkurila.
Malta Street Art Festival 2015
One week of painting, spending time with awesome artists including MR Dheo, Smug, Tank, Chemis, Odeith, Pauserr, Katka, Kas etc.. Thank you for the memorable week Add more colors, London Street Art Magazine & Malta Street Art Festival!
“In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities”, Myyrmäki, Finland 2015
This painting is dedicated to someone I love. It’s also a tribute to Myyrmäki, a place where many of my painting dreams came true! Many thanks to Myyrmäki-liike for making this happen, imbossible is just an opinion.
Myyrmäen asema/ Myyrmäki train station 2015
My painting at Myyrmäki train station. My part of the Finland’s biggest indoor mural that we painted with Multicoloured Dreams collective 2015. Elephant is painted by Heidi Hänninen. Thanks to Myyrmäki-liike, Tikkurila, Kehärata!
“Dreams of the homeless”, collaboration with Soved 2015
This painting is located at the old mall in Martinlaakso, Vantaa. It’s a collaboration work with Soved.
Arabian Katufestivaali 2015. Katutaidevaunu “No limits”
“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” -Bruce Lee
Thanks to Supafly & Geezers.
Spray Day Lahti 2015
“Stay true to you and you will end up incredibly happy.”
Group Exhibition Artsi & HML 10.2.-29.4.2017
Group Exhibition “Sinä & Minä” at Artsi, Vantaan Taidemuseo on going from February 2016 ->
Unipuutarha – Dream Garden
I was invited to paint outdoor mural for Unelma Tapiola and have an exhibition at their new show room. 11.12.15-14.1.2016.
Meidän katu exhibition, Vantaa Art Museum 2014
Very nice group exhibition with local street artists.
Seinämaalauksia | Wall paintings
Lasten ja nuorten taidetalo Toteemi 2016
Library of Mikkeli 2015
I made two paintings for the Library of Mikkeli. The bigger painting of a boy reading a comic book is located in the comic section of the Library. Smaller painting MEGAMAU is for very small kids. Thank you TAIKE, Mikke Ry, MAD Art & Design Week, Taide osana keskustan kehittämistä and of course the wonderful workers of the library!
Brewdog bar, Helsinki 2015
Commissioned work “Strange love under the Death Star” for craft beer bar Brewdog Helsinki. Spray paints & Airbrush.
Mike’s Diner @ Myyrmäen asema
Commissioned work for award winning restaurant Mike’s Diner. Diner is decorated with fifties style, and they wanted unique paintings to go with the theme. Go and check out the laid back atmosphere and tasty foods!
“Horses from the memory lane”
This stable wanted to have paintings of some of their most memorable horses.
My little bubble
My little colorful filter which through i see this world.
These are my individual paintings that I did as part of Multicoloured Dreams projects. Woman with the peacock is a collaboration with Ilona Partanen.
Muotokuvia ja kuvituksia | Portraits & illustrations
I make commissioned works and collaborations with varied techniques according to customers individual wishes and ideas.