"Like snowboarding and surfing, painting is a medium of art that gives me a resonance of peace. In both learning by doing, communicating with people and exploring techniques and ways to express oneself is a way for me to evolve.

 

Whether it´s a recycled skate deck, canvas or a large wall, I love to paint improvising. Exploring the little details of nature and the connection that I feel are common to all life.

 

Art can be channeled in many ways and one way is to share the vibration of love and wisdom that are found inside every being.

 

Rauhaa."

Niko Lehtola

a.k.a

Uni-Versumi

CV

Niko Lehtola // Uni-Versumi

(b. 05.04.1988, Tampere, Finland)

https://www.uni-versumi.com/
 

www.globalstreetart.com/uni-versumi

www.instagram.com/uni8versumi

www.facebook.com/uni8versumi
 

uni8versumi@yahoo.com
 

www.spraycankontrol.fi
 

Self-taught muralist, painter and designer who's roots are deep in the local hills and snowboarding culture. Fulltime father, lifetime traveller.
My detailed and vibrant art is strongly inspired by nature, moments of inner silence and visionary states.

​I'm an active creative member of Spraycankontrol Street Art Association and a head organizers of the international street art festival - Spraycankontrol / Meeting Of Styles Finland - held in 2018 and 2017.

Aside from the murals and other wall art you can find my art on skateboards, canvases, prints and most recently on limited edition t-shirts in collaborations with THTC - The Hemp Trading Co
 

Murals / commissions

2019 Collage of two paintings, commission for private person
2019 Book cover, Jukka Salminen
2019 “Kaktuslandia” - mural, Tampere Art Museum & Tampereen Sähkölaitos, Spraycankontrol 2019, Tampere

2019 “Veden Paisumus” -mural, Nuorten Ylöjärvi & City of Ylöjävi
2019 “Nuorten seinä” -mural, Nuorten Ylöjärvi & City of Ylöjärvi, workshop wall
2019 “SIIVIKKALA” -mural, Nuorten Ylöjärvi & City of Ylöjärvi, workshop wall
2019 Iso-Vilunen skatepark pool artwork, Manserama, Tampere
2019 “Dr. Greenthumb”, t-shirt design, THTC - The Hemp Trading Company
2019 “The Trip”, t-shirt design, THTC - The Hemp Trading Company
2019 "Kolibri" -mural, private commission, Turku
2019 FireWok -mural, Restaurant FireWok, Pirkkala (assisting)

 

2018 “Uni Train from Real Dream Land” -mural, MSc Electronics oy, Tampere
2018 Iso-Vilunen skatepark pool artwork, Manserama, Tampere
2018 Kulttuuriosuuskunta TRELMU, Tampere – Wall artwork for Cultural Center Maanalainen

2018 ”SnakeOrSkate” -mural, Kenneli D.I.Y -inside skatepark, Hiedanranta
2018 Logo, Meeting Of Styles Finland

 

2017 ”Mind Vibration” -mural, MSc Electronics oy, Tampere
2017 ”Jääkarhun Rukous”, painting on skateboard, Pirkanmaan Kaarikoirat ry
2017 "Save the Northern Hoods", painting on skateboard, Pirjanmaan Kaarikoirat ry
2017 Rytmigeneraattori - album cover art

 

2016 ”Heart Vibration” -mural, MSc Electronics oy, Tampere
2016 ”Joen Lempi” -mural, Oulu Street Art association, Oulu
2016 ”Occupied by Marine Life”, artwork on skatepark pool, Manserama, Tampere

2016 Artwork on four sides of a camping van, commissionde by private person

2016 ”Intergalaktisen Perhosen Lento” – collage of three paintings for private person
2016 Logo, Shaman Art -art collective

2016 Logo & t-shirt design, Capoeira Aurora Polar –capoeira association
2016 Street Room -mural, painted room, Bar Piilo, Tampere
2016 ”The Guard of the Seven Portals” -mural, Cultural Center Casa Quetral, Rosario, Argentina
2016 ”Celestial Hippocampus” -mural, Pilates Studio I.P.Ocampo, Rosario, Argentina

 

2015 “Lion of the Rising Sun” -mural & bar design, Nativa Bamboo Eco-Lodge, Montanita, Ecuador

2015 “Brothers” -mural & logo artwork on wall, Thai Connection , Montanita, Ecuador
2015 “Dragon Eye” -mural, Los Pajaritos Hostel, Montanita, Ecuador
2015 “The Crazy Bird” -mural, private commission, Vilcabamba, Ecuador

2015 "Condor Combo" -murals (3), Condor’s House Hostel, Lima, Peru
2015 “Purificado del Humo” -mural, Castillo Rojo Hostel, Santiago, Chile
2015 “Roots” -mural, Restaurant Cuarto A, Cordoba, Argentina
2015 “Virgen del Viento” -mural, private commission, Cordoba, Argentina
2015 “Equilibrio y Libertad” -mural, private commission, Cordoba, Argentina
2015 “Cameleon Multidimencional” -mural, Pomelo Hostel, Cordoba, Argentina
2015 “Pajarito de Viaje”, artwork on one side of a camping van, private commission Rosario, Argentiina
2015 “Wisdom of the Free Heart” -mural, private commission, Buenos Aires, Argentiina
2015 “IndoSettejä”, “IndoNäkyjä”, “IndoUnia” & “IndoSaaria” - four acrylic paintings for Indo Dream – Surf Doc

 

2014 “Ojo de Chicama” -mural, Surf Shop, Chicama, Peru
2014 “Element Called Water” -mural, private commission, Lobitos, Peru
2014 “OneLove” -mural, private commission, Lobitos, Peru

 

2013 “Uni-Versaali Rakkaus” – Collage of two paintings, private commission

2012 “Tulimerenneito” – Collage of 4 paintings, private commission

 

Murals in street art festivals

2019 “Läsnä”, Meeting Of Styles, Madrid, Spain
2019 “Perspective”, Meeting Of Styles, Wiesbaden, Germany
2019 “Kaktuslandia”, Spraycankontrol 2019, Tampere Art Museum, Tampereen Sähkölaitos, Tampere

2018 “TreesCanSee”, Spraycankontrol 2018 / Meeting Of Styles Finland, Hiedanranta, Tampere

2017 ”BeeOneLove”, Spraycankontrol 2017 / Meeting Of Styles Finland , Hiedanranta, Tampere
2017 ”Fractaleyezed Vision”, Mukataidetta Vol.2, Tatuointihuone, Tampere

2016 ”SideRealEyes”, Spraycankontrol 2016, Hiedanranta,Tampere

2015 “Todos Somos Hijos de la Tierra”, El Cuarto Encuentro de Graffiteros y Muralistas, Córdoba, Argentiina
2015 “Taita Infantil Interior y Sueño del Tipi”, 1 Encuentro de Muralismo, Arroyto, Córdoba, Argentiina

Other public art
2019 "Owl" -mural, SCK Street Art Park, legal wall, Hiedanranta, Tampere

2019 "Dimentions" -mural, legal wall, Tampere
 

2018 “Save the Reefs” -mural, legal wall, Tampere
2018 "Rauha" -graffiti, legal wall, Tampere

2018 "Ona" -graffiti, Tikkutehdas, Tampere

2017 ”Mother Water Loving Full Moon” -mural, legal wall, Lissabon, Portugal

2017 ”Oli” -graffiti, Tikkutehdas, Tampere
2017 ” Läsnä” -graffiti, Tikkutehdas, Tampere

2016 “Eläköön Luovuus” & “Käärmeet” -murals, Keltainentalo, Tampere
2016 “Rabbit Spectrum” -mural, Tikkutehdas, Tampere
2016 ”Portti Sisään” -mural, Tampere
2016 ”Luonnon Tarkkailija” -mural, legal wall, Tampere
2016 “Ojo de la PAZ” -mural, Rosario, Argentina

 

2015 “Arboles Sabios” -mural, Rosario, Argentina

2015 “The Traveller of Microversum” -mural, Vilcabamba, Ecuador

2015 “The Life and Death” -mural, Vilcabamba, Ecuador
2015 “Taitapacha” -mural, Vilcabamba, Ecuador
2015 “Fauno” -mural, Vilcabamba, Ecuador

In news publications

2019 Ylöjärven Uutiset, Graffiti & Street Art Workshop for youth

2018 Aamulehti, Spraycankontrol & Meeting Of Styles - Festival

2018 Yle, Live interview, Spraycankontrol & Meeting Of Styles - Festival

Exhibitions

2019 Spraycankontrol group exhibition, Arthouse Cafe Kehräsaari, Tampere

2018 Spraycankontrol group exhibition,  Manor House, Hiedanranta, Tampere
2018 Spraycankontrol group exhibition, Cultural Center Maanalainen, Tampere

2018 Art on Skateboard -group exhibition, Ravintola Zipatta, Hiedanranta, Tampere

2017 ”Sulje silmäsi, avaa sydämesi”, group exhibition, Bar Piilo, Tampere
2017 Spraycankontrol group exhibition, Vastavirta-Klubi, Tampere

2017 Spraycankontrol group exhibition, Ravintola 931, Tampere
2017 Spraycankontrol group exhibition, Visupesu, Tampere

2016 Group exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentiina

2015 Group exhibition, Rosario, Argentiina

2014 Group exhibition, Montanita, Ecuador
2014 Group exhibition, Montanita, Ecuador

Organizer / producer

2018 Sprycankontrol / Meeting Of Styles Finland – Head organizer / producer
2017 Sprycankontrol / Meeting Of Styles Finland – Organizer / lift specialist

Workshops

2019 Graffiti & Street Art -workshop for youth - 3 murals, Nuorten Ylöjärvi & City of Ylöjärvi, Ylöjärvi

2018 SirkusrakkausPumPum, graffiti workshop for youth, Youth Center of Nokia, Nokia

2017 SirkusrakkausPumPum, graffiti workshop for kids, ratikkapäivä, Keskustori, Tampere
2017 SirkusrakkausPumPum, graffiti workshop for kids, Hervanta, Tampere

2017 SirkusrakkausPumPum, graffiti workshop for kids, MLL, Tampere
2017 SirkusrakkausPumPum, graffiti workshop for kids
2017
Spraycankontrol / Meeting Of Styles Finland - 3 open graffiti workshops


2016 Art workshop for kids, Casa Quetral, Rosario, Argentiina


2015 “Child’s Dream” -mural workshop, Cultural Center of Los Chañaritos, Córdoba, Argentina
2015 “Dino + 4 Elements” -mural workshop, School of Pozo de las Yeguas, Córdoba, Argentina
2015 “El Gato Relleno” -mural workshop, School of Leopoldo Lugones de la Represan, Los Chanaritos, Argentina

Upcoming projects

2021 Spraycankontrol 2021 - Graffiti & Street Art Festival
2020- Tampere Europe's Culture Capital, public art program suggestion, Spraycankontrol 2020 Spraycankontrol 2020 - Graffiti & Street Art Festival
2020- SCK Street Art Park / Kuja Gallery / Atelier / Artist Residence, Hiedanranta, Tampere

2020 Graffiti / Mural worksop for youth, Youth Center of Ruovesi, Finland

2019 Mural for Youth Center of Ruovesi, Finland

Grants

2018 Grant for associations, Tampere City, 1500€, Spraycankontrol ry
2018 Production grant, Tampere City Culture, 2500€, Spraycankontrol / Meeting Of Styles Finland 2018

2018 Bassoradion Noste, 300€, Spraycankontrol / Meeting Of Styles 2018
2017 Production grant, Tampere City Culture, 1500€, Spraycankontrol / Meeting Of Styles Finland 2017

Memberships

Spraycankontrol ry - Member of board, Secretary

Tatra Snowboarding - Coach

PADI Scuba Diving Association - Divemaster

Pirkanmaan Kaarikoirat ry

Languages

Suomi
Englanti – Sujuva
Espanja – Sujuva
Indonesia – Väl
Ruotsi – Välttävä
Ranska – Välttävä

 

Education

Divemaster, PADI, Ecuador, 2014

Graduate, Sotkamo High School of Sports, Snowboarding, 2008

Snowboard teacher, Vuokatti, 2007