Exhibited everywhere from Hong Kong to Los Angeles, New York and Singapore, Whatshisname has already ruffled more than a few feathers on the contemporary art scene. His bold collaboration, Whatshisname X Castle Fine Art, is typically eclectic, featuring humorous sculptures and haunting silhouettes of famous film and TV characters from our childhoods.
The Polish-born sculptor and 3D graphics designer now lives in London. Unabashedly provocative, his fusion of architectural visualisation and themes of childhood, nostalgia, politics and pop culture has created artworks that inspire happiness while exploring our adult psyches. His work is a fascinating mixture of the nostalgic and the unheimlich – the uncanny, or ‘strangely familiar’.
It’s important to me to remember old things and be nostalgic about them, because they are a part of our lives and influence our next steps: that’s how we got where we are today.
“I would describe my work as innovative, modern Pop Art,” says Whatshisname, who has worked with notable artists including Mat Collishaw, a prominent member of the Young British Artists alongside Damien Hirst. “My work fits exactly where we are now in this modern Pop Art world.” His March 2022 release features some of history’s best-loved characters, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Bart and Lisa Simpson, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet, and Woody and Buzz Lightyear. The collection also boasts a self-assembled sculpture inspired by the Statue of Liberty.
Whether you love his work or – like the London Underground, who banned it in 2012 – find it offensive, there is no question that Whatshisname is exactly what the art world needs right now: a fearless, unorthodox voice who isn’t afraid to get people talking. Whatshisname is a name that won’t be forgotten anytime soon.
The Whatshisname X Castle Fine Art collection is now available online and in galleries nationwide. Contact us to find out more.
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