Martin Whatson

Martin Whatson (b.1984) is a Norwegian street artist best known for his calligraphic scribbles in grayscale voids. Over the past decade, Martin has developed an unmistakable aesthetic combining abstract movement with figurative stencilled compositions. His works can be seen to mirror the rise and fall of the streets, as he symbolically recreates the urban environment, then vandalises it to reveal his vibrant transformations.

Growing up in Oslo Norway, Martin was an active part of the emerging graffiti scene of the early 90’s which at the time maintained zero tolerance. The physical architecture of the city was a constant inspiration, the elaboration and destruction of each generation contributing to the urban infrastructure. The same deconstructive processes can be seen in his creative influences of Jose Parla and Cy Twombly. In the early 2000s, this interest in layers became more literal with the introduction of stencils into his work. The evolution moved him closer to a simple yet effective aesthetic he believed could bridge the gap between the passion and spontaneity Graffiti held for him, with the fragility and transience of nature. This balance would come to define his creative approach.

With as many works on walls as on canvas and paper, the relationship between vulnerability and strength remains constant in each work. Delicate and organic characters feature; butterflies, ballerinas and animals all rendered in empty grayscale space. Almost stylised, these minimal figures are constructed of a few layers of hand-cut stencils. The ashen tones of the compositions and vacant backgrounds are reminiscent of his alternative canvases, the concrete. True to form, no gray space stays gray for long in Martins presence. whether immersing entirely or embellishing a detail, the images disappear beneath expressive, spray-painted strokes of assorted colours and textures.

Martins work features with festivals, projects and walls globally. His original work can be found in private collections and institutions with solo exhibitions featured in cities from Tokyo to LA, London to New York.

First time in Italy with Memorie Urbane on 2014

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MARTIN WHATSON - Unkwon...

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Portrait on Canvas of 1800 from Unknow artist

reworked by the Norvegian artist

unique artwork

martin whatson have paint on oil with marker, acrilic and spray

size 60x71 cm 

unique

signed  on back by the artist

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MARTIN WHATSON - skull -...

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skull

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marker and spray on resin

Hand painted unique
Hand made
Signed below
Size: stands 20cm x 23cm x 17cm

weight 1,5 kg

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MARTIN WHATSON & NAFIR -...

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Original stencil on paper 100% cotton acid free 310gr in collaboration with Martin Whatson

Size: 70cm x 100cm 

Edition of 10 but 3 realised with Martin Whatson and only one on sale, the 4/10

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MARTIN WHATSON - son of a...

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Title: Son of Man (2013)
Medium: 8 colour screen print on 300 GSM somerset paper  
Hand finish by the artist
Edition Size:artist proof rare on gold
Signed: Signed by the artist on front
Size: 70 cm x 50 cm
year 2013
framed size 75x55cm
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MARTIN WHATSON - Sail Boat...

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SAIL Boat

marker, acrilic and spray on canvas

size 30x30x4  with deep edge back frame

edition of 5 this is the number

signed and numbered on back by the artist

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MARTIN WHATSON - Golfer -...

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Golfer

marker, acrilic and spray on canvas

size 30x40x4 cm with deep edge back frame

edition of 5 this is the number 2

signed and numbered on back by the artist

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MARTIN WHATSON - Figure at...

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Girl at Window

marker, acrilic and spray on canvas

size 30x40x4 cm with deep edge back frame

edition of 5 this is the number 2

signed and numbered on back by the artist

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MARTIN WHATSON - Tiger -...

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Tiger

marker, acrilic and spray on canvas

size 30x30x4  with deep edge back frame

edition of 105 this is the number 2

signed and numbered on back by the artist

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Martin Whatson & Sandra...

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21 color screen print

paper size 71x100 cm

framed size 75x105 cm

on sommerset satin paper

signed in front by the two artist

edition of 300 this is the number 29

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MARTIN WHATSON - Hardcore...

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rare sculpture of the norway artist

on brass weight 1,5kg

white edition of 10

this is the number 1

size 32x45x13 cm

signed on back come with coa

marker, spray on brass

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Pichiavo & Martin Whatson -...

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first collaboration between the spanish duo and the norway stencil artist

23 colour screen print on 330 gsm somerset paper
70 x 70 cm
Edition of 100

this is the number 7 of 100

Pichiavo & Martin Whatson -...

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first collaboration between the spanish duo and the norway stencil artist

the artist hav emade an edition of only 20 screen print hand finish

23 colour screen print on 330 gsm somerset paper
70 x 70 cm
Edition of 20 only hand finished

this is the number 5 of 20

Martin Whatson - Girl at...

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edition of 30 hand finish

size 70x70 cm

23 hand finished colour screen print on 330 gsm somerset paper

signe on front and dated by the artist

come with coa