Riiko Sakkinen (b. 1976) is the founder of Turbo Realism, a 21st century art movement, that depicts globalized capitalism with mocking verisimilitude. He composes drawings, paintings, murals, slideshows, installations and interventions that comment on consumer culture, from fast-food to prostitution, from hypermarkets to drug cartels. Sakkinen commissioned Syria Beheaded, from Ghana. The traditionally hand painted movie poster depicts war as a fictive movie. The painting is hanging on the wall above the stairs leading to the Culture Center Andorra.
After graduating from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2002, Sakkinen moved to Spain, where he still lives and works. Sakkinen’s works have been exhibited widely around the world in galleries and museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Camden Arts Centre in London and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki. His works are included in the collections of several museums, including The Museum of Modern Art in New York.