Whatshisname is an art toy artist known for his quirky and provocative designs. He was born and raised in Poland but is currently based in the United Kingdom. Whatshisname, whose real name is Sebastian Burdon, began his artistic career as a graphic designer. He worked for several years in advertising before turning his attention to creating art toys. His background in design is evident in the clean lines and bold colors of his work. Whatshisname's art toys often feature cartoonish characters with oversized heads and expressive eyes. His designs are both humorous and thought-provoking, exploring themes such as consumerism, popular culture, and the human condition. One of Whatshisname's most famous creations is the "POPek" art toy, which features a cartoonish dog lifting its leg to urinate. The design is a playful commentary on the ubiquity of advertising and branding in our daily lives. In addition to creating art toys, Whatshisname also works in other mediums such as painting, sculpture, and installation art. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, and he has collaborated with several high-profile brands and companies. Whatshisname's unique blend of humor, social commentary, and technical skill has earned him a dedicated following of fans and collectors. His work continues to push boundaries and challenge conventions in the world of art and design.
Whatshisname Breaking Free Resin Dunny Art Toy by Whatshisname
Breaking Free Resin Limited Edition Dunny Kidrobot Art Toy Collectible Artwork by street graffiti artist Whatshisname. New 2022, Pressure to be what your family wants you to be. What society says you need to be. What advertising says you’ll be happy to be. But you can break free. This collaboration between Kidrobot and London-based artist Whatshisname uses the canvas of the Dunny to explore the struggle between the parts of our identity imposed by the outside world and our desire to be our authentic selves. This empowering 8-inch resin figure shows a person pressing back against the strictures of the world and in the process of emerging as themselves.