Martin Watson

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Born in Norway in 1984, Martin Whatson is a trained stencil artist. Whilst he was a student in Oslo, he stumbled across urban art making use of stencil work. Martin had been passionate about graffiti for many years, closely watching street art flourish. So the step to become an artist in his own right came in 2004. Striving to be different, Martin finds beauty in what most people find “ugly”, unfashionable or simply out dated. He studies ready to be demolished buildings and urban landscapes to take inspiration.

This unusual trend helped him develop his style, motivation and composition, creating unity or sometimes conflict. When starting out he found himself drawn to political subjects, inspired by DOLK and Banksy, but over time found his depth in more subtle types of expression.

Martin Whatson creates unique stencil scenes, with a message signifying peace and love, and a very distinct female edge. Yet his work still appeals in a masculine way, packed with bold statements that say a lot about the world today.

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