Clarion Hotel Stockholm begins collaboration with Stockholm artist OKOK

By on February 1, 2019

New year means new exciting art on the walls of Clarion Hotel Stockholm in Skanstull.

Clarion Hotel Stockholm has recently started a collaboration with the local artist OKOK, who previously held several exhibitions around the world, including at the hotel’s cooperation partner Marcus Samuelsson, in Harlem, New York. The art will hang on selected places in the hotel lobby, on floor 2 and on floor 7 and is also for sale for those who like.

– The colorful paintings will give energy and awaken feelings to our guests in this somewhat gray and dark time in Stockholm, says the hotel’s general manager Björn Callin. Thomas felt like an obvious choice for Clarion Hotel Stockholm with his expressive art and clear expression.

Thomas Gunnarsson, OKOK or “Sweden’s most beautiful rapper” which he also calls himself is a Stockholm-based artist and musician with the roots of the Swedish hip hop and Stockholm’s graffiti world. Thomas is the definition of a multi-trader and feels equally comfortable in the music studio, the art studio or with the author pen in his hand. He has been able to publish most of the records and texts in parallel with his painting. Grow north of Stockholm and he was active in the early graffiti scene where both legal and illegal art were part of his way of expression. Nowadays, Thomas is on the legal side of art, but his influences from youth are clearly visible in his work.

The paintings that now adorn the hotel walls are works where OKOK works with colors, lines, depth and composition in different layers using acrylic, spray paint and pens. His work has gained great visibility in Stockholm and his social commitment is clearly reflected in the expression of the boards.

– Thomas’s message of respect and equality is something that we at the hotel themselves work actively with and which we consider important issues to address, says Björn Callin

OKOK’s art is to be seen at Clarion Hotel Stockholm in Skanstull for the time being and guests and curious Stockholmers are warmly welcome to take a tour of floor 1 and 2.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Södermalm