From factory floors to gallery walls, Roko’s signature portraits celebrate the human figure with vivid, brilliant colors inspired by Detroit’s industrial past. Roko’s career began when he was pulled off the Ford assembly line to paint murals in an effort to boost plant morale. With exposure to industrial coatings, brilliant safety colors began to appear in his work – becoming his unique, emotive voice.
In addition to being named Detroit’s Best Fine Artist for three consecutive years, Roko has painted commissions for Jay Leno, Lady GaGa, and the Holocaust Museum. Roko was selected to create a series of paintings to act as the new face of Atwater Brewery, bringing the Detroit company’s signature brews and spirits to 30 states and European markets.
Most recently, Tony has partnered with Wolverine Human Service to form the Art Foundation, a non-profit organization fostering creative minds for at-risk children.