My name is Omar Truco-Kallonen a.k.a. Tuliopaints. I’m a visual artist and lighting designer based in Tampere, Finland.

For more than twenty years now I have worked on art projects ranging from illustrations to mural paintings. I have in addition done lighting design for live stages, been involved in running independent cultural spaces as well as Finnish art export institutions, taught art workshops and traveled the world while doing all that.

Doing art with kids is especially near my heart. I wish to share with them the joy of creativity in a supportive and inspiring atmosphere.

I’m open for new collaborations and I communicate in fluent Finnish, Spanish and English.


Studies and work experience


  • LAB University of Applied Sciences, Lappeenranta, Finland: masters degree specializing in public art (ongoing studies) 2023 – 2025
  • Uniarts Helsinki, Finland: continuous education on project management and sustainable leadership 2022 – 2023
  • Uniarts Helsinki – Theater Academy, Finland: lighting designer, Master of Arts 2003 – 2008
  • RESAD – Royal Superior School of Drama Art, Madrid, Spain: exchange student year in set design 2005 – 2006
  • Tammerkoski high school, Tampere, Finland: high school graduate, visual arts major 2000 – 2002

Murals and art exhibitions:

  • Skanska, SRPP, Tampere: Geometric Joy -mural 2023
  • Tampere Art Museum, Tampereen Sähköverkko, SRPP: Superheroes of Love -series of six electrical cabinet paintings 2023
  • Church of Pispala, Tampere: Pispalapeli -electrical cabinet painting 2023
  • Tampere Art Museum, Tampereen Sähköverkko, SRPP: Alhambra -electrical cabinet painting 2023
  • SRPP, Tampere: Sotka -mural 2023
  • International House Tampere, Finland: TICA -collective’s Views – group exhibition 2022 
  • Tartu2024 & other partners, Tartu, Estonia: Friendship is a bridge -mural series coordinator 2022
  • Operation Pirkanmaa, Kangasala, Finland: Kangasala Street Art -participatory murals and asphalt paintings 2022
  • Särkänniemi amusement park, Tampere, Finland: participatory mural 2022
  • Hockey Championships 2022, Tampere, Finland: participatory mural 2022
  • Käpylä 100 years art project, Helsinki, Finland: Väinämöinen Sings -electrical cabinet painting 2021
  • Lefkada Music School, Greece: Bee Creative -participatory mural 2021
  • Solidarity Tracks, Lefkada, Greece: Caretta Caretta Turtle -participatory mural 2020
  • Proto Gymnasio, Lefkada, Greece: Good Values -participatory mural 2020
  • Pispala library, Tampere, Finland: A bus stop of shadows -solo exhibition 2013
  • Hirvitalo – Pispala Contemporary Art Center, Tampere, Finland: Unlimited Play -group exhibition 2012
  • Hämeenkyrö Library, Hämeenkyrö, Finland: Shapes of Nature -solo exhibition 2011
  • SYJAC, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico: Geometric Story -mural 2009
  • Theater Museum, Helsinki, Finland: Into the Tetraktys -light art group exhibition 2008
  • Wheel of Time cooperative, Tampere, Finland: The Dark Sea of ​​Consciousness -group exhibition 2007
  • Metso main library, Tampere, Finland: BAF goes Monthelon art camp group exhibition 2005
  • Teatteri Telakka Gallery, Tampere, Finland: Voipaala art camp group exhibition 2001, 2002

Cultural production and communications work experience:

  • Embassy of Finland, Buenos Aires, Argentina: receptionist and event producer 2017 – 2018
  • Iberian-American Foundation, Buenos Aires office, Argentina: cultural production assistant 2016
  • Iberian-American Foundation, Finland’s Madrid Institute, Spain: cultural production assistant 2015 – 2016
  • Pispala Kumppanuus ry, Tampere, Finland: cultural producer at local festivals and cultural centers 2012 – 2013

Art instructor work experience:

  • Circus Love Pum Pum (SRPP), Finland: dozens of street art workshops for kids and youngsters 2022 – 2023
  • Solidarity Tracks, Lefkada, Greece: participatory murals for young international volunteers 2020 – 2021 
  • Hämeenkyrö Kids Art School, Hämeenkyrö, Finland: Geometric wall painting -workshops for youngsters 2011
  • Nokia community college, Nokia, Finland: Geometric wall painting -workshops for adults 2011
  • Hämeenkyrö Kids Art School, Hämeenkyrö, Finland: children’s general art teacher 2011
  • Tammerkoski high school, Tampere, Finland: The basics of lighting design -course 2008, 2012
  • Tammerkoski high school, Tampere, Finland: From theater to performance -course 2006

Theatrical lighting designer work experience:

  • 6 Humanos, Cuarta Pared Theater, Madrid, Spain: 24 Hours of Love, lighting designer 2015
  • The Hedonists, Nave 74, Madrid, Spain: Birds Dinner, lighting designer 2015
  • Dance Theater Liikeri, tour: Tampere, Lempäälä and Lahti, Finland: Ready to play!, lighting designer 2014 
  • Hämeenkyrö community college, Hämeenkyrö, Finland: Ella and the Jackpot, lighting and sound designer 2011
  • Joensuu City Theatre, Joensuu, Finland: Finnish Winter War – the ball for a new era, lighting and video designer 2010
  • Joensuu City Theatre, Joensuu, Finland: Not paid! Not paid!, lighting designer 2009        
  • Telakka Theater, Tampere, Finland: Fantom Tampere, lighting designer and actor 2008
  • Pyynikki Summer Theater & Fire Theater Flamma, Tampere, Finland: Sleep of the Jesters, lighting designer and pyrotechnician 2007
  • Metropolia, Helsinki, Finland: Arco Iris, lighting designer and dancer 2006
  • The Hedonists, Madrid, Spain: Poetic Acts, Lighting designer 2006