Why I make art?
The main reason is to celebrate an alternative to an ordinary. The second reason is that I want to put smiles on people’s faces by creating joyful and fun pieces that collectors would enjoy and for lifetime. Thirdly, it is because making art is something that I cannot not do. Believe me, I tried…
“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so thatwithout the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.“– Pearl S Buck
About Whatshisname (Sebastian Burdon)
I was born in the eastern Poland in 1982. Today he lives and works in London, UK.
I started creating his first digital art at the age of 7 while using Atari 130 XE. After moving to London in 2006 and having worked as an assistant to well established British artists, I create using both digital and traditional mediums.
The aim of my art is to express what cannot be express with words. I want to encourage the viewer to look at surrounding world and question it in derisive, unorthodox way.
An alias “Whatshisname” is inspired by the fact that I have trouble remembering other artists’ names and by the Green Day’s song “Whatshername”.