Whatson X Eikund

I have had the great pleasure of working with Eikund on creating this limited edition series of their iconic chair, Krysset.  Working with furniture has been on my mind for a while, I’ve just been waiting for the right company to do it with! Eikund and I have a similar approach to things; it's a focus on quality rather than quantity. 


Creating art on a two dimensional canvas has been different, working with  the angles and balancing which parts are more important. I started out with a pallet of colors and a general idea of the outcome, but except for a few details that tie the series together, each chair is unique. I started out with a spray box, filled the sides with a balanced mix of colors, and put together the final details with pens and smaller markers. 

Krysset was designed by Fredrik Kayser in 1955, with its distinguished cross- legged expression it is a Norwegian design icon. I am happy I got the opportunity to bring a bit of edge to these design classics and, in a way  honor their once pioneering nature.


Whatson X Eikund

Relase date: 16.06.2021

"SHE" Exhibition @ OsloNowhere

Martin Whatson reappears during Lockdown in Oslo, starring the instagram LIVE exhibition organized by OsloNowhere.

On the 6th of March you can get a digital live view of some of Martin's latest works, at the art exhibition "SHE". The premises chosen for this occasion is Shoot Gallery, a former 1940's Gas Station, on the upper west side of Oslo, Norway. 

Together with 13 norwegian contemporary artists, the event will enrol Live on  instagram to indulge art lovers and collectors who are eager to discover new  artists, and see some of the most valued pieces expected to be shown. 

Martin might show up to comment on his latest work, if Covid restrictions permits his presence. If not, you can watch the "making of" movie from OsloNowhere here, and follow Martin Whatson on a daily basis on his Instagram account. 



Popop and Oslo havn project

3 new walls i painted at the Oslo harbour for Gallery Popop and Oslo Havn

High Up is located next to Akershus festning looking over to the Astrup Fearnley Museum where several Hirst paintings, incl. a large scale dot painting is exhibited.

"All White" and the urban "Zebra" on each side of the building on Rådhusbrygge 2.



Toms x NRC x Martin Whatson

Check out the great video made by Nicolai Aas from Proviant film for my project with NRC and TOMS in Azreaq and Zatari refugee camps in northern Jordan!

Make sure to view it in HD if possible!!!

TOMS X NRC from Nicolai Aass on Vimeo.


Denver show and Street pieces.

On May 9th we opened my latest solo show "About-Face" at Blackbook Gallery in Denver, Colorado.
FInd the available pieces here or get in touch with the gallery for more info. info@blackbookgallery.com

'Hide & Seek' solo show in London

My next solo show titled 'Hide and Seek' opens this thursday, November 6th at 6 PM in London curated by Rex Romae.
In addition to the show, we will also release 'Climber' as a limited hand finished print.
For more info on the print, check here.

65x65 cm
Hand embelished edition of 50
£275 (there will only be accepted cash payments for the prints)

You can find the PDF preview here.
And more info regarding the show at www.rexromae.com

6 - 9 November, 2014
9 Kingsland road
London, E2 8AA

Hope to see you there!

Outside works for NuArt

Here is the two works i did for this years NuArt festival.
On this one i got some help from my Thai friends Alex Face and Mue Bon that briefly visited stavanger.

And this giant Chinook Hearts was painted on Sola International Airport!

A big thanks to Martyn Reed and the whole NuArt crew for once again making it one of the best weeks of the year!
Check out more photos from the festival here, www.nuartfestival.no

NuArt 2014

Nuart 2014 flyer

News just in!!!
Lineup for the 2014 Nuart Festival is official. Tilt, Myself, John Fekner, Icy & Sot, Borondo, Dot Dot Dot, Mathieu Tremblin, Strøk, M-City, Maismenos, Fra.Biancoshock, Levalet, Andreco, Spy and the fantastic Etam Cru.
Come to Stavanger to see all the action Spetember 6th.
Cant wait to see all of you there!


New York Show

Different Strokes NYC show setupThe Graffiriprints curated "Different Strokes" show opens in New York Friday July 18th.
Come check it out if your in the area!