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Martin Whatson

Born in: 1984

Norway

Biography
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Martin Whatson (b. 1984) is a Norwegian born and based stencil artist. While studying Art and Graphic design at Westerdals School of Communication, Oslo, he discovered stencils and the urban art scene. After following graffiti and its development, he started his own stencil production 10 years ago in the winter of 2004.

Martin has a continuous urge to search for beauty in what is commonly dismissed as ugly, out of style or simply left behind. He looks for inspirations in people, city landscapes, old buildings, graffiti, posters and decaying walls. This interest for decay has helped develop his style, motives and composition and he enjoys creating either unity or conflict between materials, backgrounds, motives and human intervention. His artistic expression started more political, but has developed into a more subtle expression blending graffiti, stencil art and decay together.

Inspired by artist like Jose Parlá and Cy Twombly, his abstract graffiti and stencils are a mix of urban scenes showing the development of a walls lifetime. He use grey tones as a basis, but add's vibrant colours to break the monochrome concrete expression and bring a splash of life to his motives. Since his artistic debut in 2004, he has had several solo shows and participated in many group exhibitions, both nationally and in international metropoles like Tokyo, Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles.

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Martin Whatson, High Up, Print

Martin Whatson

High Up, 2018
18.1 x 22 inch
Print

$1,888

Martin Whatson, Untitled Skate Deck 20, Painting

Martin Whatson

Untitled Skate Deck 20, 2018
8.3 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$3,304

Martin Whatson, Untitled Skate Deck 19, Painting

Martin Whatson

Untitled Skate Deck 19, 2018
8.3 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$3,304

Martin Whatson, Untitled Skate Deck 24, Painting

Martin Whatson

Untitled Skate Deck 24, 2018
31.9 x 8.3 inch
Painting

$3,304

Martin Whatson, Feather– purple, Painting

Martin Whatson

Feather– purple, 2016
21.7 x 17.3 inch
Painting

$3,304

Martin Whatson, Punk's Not Dead, Painting

Martin Whatson

Punk's Not Dead, 2010
19.7 x 23.6 inch
Painting

$3,304

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