The airbrush art of Simo Riikonen
Simo Riikonen is widely considered Finland’s premier airbrush artist, and pretty much airbrushes everything that moves. And hey, if it doesn’t move he airbrushes it until it does. Here’s a selection of his artwork.
Mr. Riikonen has been in business since the 1970s, and has to date produced over a 1000 custom painted vehicles and portraits.
Trucks are naturally heavily represented in his body of work.
If you happen to spot a truck with some rad dolphins painted on, chances are pretty good you are looking at an original Riikonen.
There’s no shortage of nude women in Riikonen’s oeuvre – or sunsets – both beeing trucker favourites.
We spotted this forgotten gem of a ‘91 Mazda for sale on nettiauto.com (artwork: White Dream by Simo Riikonen), but sadly it had already been sold.
The Kasper Stromman Design Blog favourite though is “Hot Emma”. But then we have never been able to resist the combination of dry ice smoke, mythological creatures and 80s vintage trucks.
Keep on truckin’, Simo!