What’s his name? Sebastian Burdon!
He was born in Poland in 1982 where he first discovered his artistic talent at the age of 7, making digital art using the Atari 130 XE! At the age of 22 he moved to London where he worked as an assistant and consultant to well established British Artists. He then began exploring the creative industry and became heavily involved in Contemporary Art and Pop Art by participating in various projects displayed in London, New York, Verona and Berlin.
From there Sebastian’s Alias ‘Whatshisname’ was born! Inspired by American punk band, Green Day’s song ‘What’s her name’ and the fact that he has trouble remembering other artist’s names.
Whatshisname now works in both traditional and contemporary mediums-from resin and fibre glass to silkscreen and 3D printing. Well known for his Pop Art and product design with an unorthodox approach to modern design. He challenges the viewer to look at the world surrounding them and question it.
When asked why he creates art, he explains that he aims to “celebrate an alternative to the ordinary”, to put smiles on people’s faces by creating joyful, timeless pieces and lastly because he simply “cannot not create art”.