FINO’91 was born at the end of the 1970s in the American sector of divided Berlin. Growing up in the immediate neighbourhood of a railway yard, gravel, live rails, and trains have always been a part of his life. In 1991, he picked up his first spray can and his happiness increased again when he discovered the combination spray can + train. After his colourful whole cars rolled through the city, FINO’91 wanted more. He was no longer interested in simply painting pictures but building them. Initially he began by reconstructing trains. This was followed by complete installations of railway sidings, including the lighting. These installations are built entirely by hand, without any assistance from machines. Only the signs for the destination stations and train numbers come out of the printer. Exhibitions in Berlin (among others, Urban Spree) and in Philadelphia (Tattooed Mom) as well as with Mark Bode and STEREO 1UP, round off the “portfino”.