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Riiko Sakkinen
RIIKO SAKKINEN is artist and dissident. 
 
Riiko Sakkinen was born 1976 in Helsinki. After graduating from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, in 2002, he moved to Spain, where he is headquartered in Pepino, a tiny village in the province of Toledo. 
 
Riiko Sakkinen is the founder of Turbo Realism, a 21st century art movement which depicts the globalized capitalism with a mocking verisimilitude. He does drawings, paintings, murals, objects, slideshows, installations and interventions about the consumer culture from fast-food to prostitution and from hypermarkets to drug cartels. He believes, according to Pablo Picasso's words, that the art is not made to decorate rooms. It is an offensive weapon in the defense against the enemy
 
Riiko Sakkinen's works have been exhibited widely around the world in galleries, museums and biennials, such as Museum of Modern Art, New York; Camden Arts Centre, London; Musac Museum of Contemporary Art, Leon, Spain; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki and Beijing 798 Biennale. His works are included in the permanent collections of several museums including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Helsinki Art Museum HAM, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Serlachius Museums, Mänttä, and Bury Art Museum. 
 
 
RIIKO SAKKINEN PROFILE 
 
Chinese name: Ren Ke Wei 
Birthday: July 2 
Animal zodiac: Dragon 
Star sign: Cancer 
Height: 173cm 
Weight: 70kg 
Shoe size: 42 
Eye color: Battleship gray 
Hair color: Blond 
Skin color: Very light 
Blood type: Red 
Profession: Artist and revolutionary 
Ideology: Impossibilism 
Movement: Turbo Realism 
Affiliation: Scatologic Front of Revolutionary Intelligentsia 
Attacking type: Provocation 
Defending type: Irony 
Weaponry: Ketchup and watercolor 
 
 
 
 
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