Whatshisname

Whatshisname is a Polish-born contemporary artist based in London. Whatshisname’s art is a humorous take on popular culture. His real name is Sebastian Burdon and his creative alias alone stirs intrigue, and their body of work is intended to challenge the viewer’s preconceived views of the culture they live in.

Whatshisname is a Polish-born contemporary artist based in London. Whatshisname’s art is a humorous take on popular culture. His real name is Sebastian Burdon and his creative alias alone stirs intrigue, and their body of work is intended to challenge the viewer’s preconceived views of the culture they live in.

Whatshisname is always one step ahead of his audience, using his self-proclaimed “outsider advantage” to create a vision of popular culture that is tongue-in-cheek. From his parodic sculptures to public projects, every Whatshisname artwork is a visually powerful pop culture statement and often riffs on the work of American artist Jeff Koons. As a child with dyslexia, visual imagery was the best way for the artist to understand the world and this provided inspiration that informs his artworks today. Whatshisname started creating digital art at the age of 7 using the Atari 130 XE, where he would build each image pixel by pixel. It was only after moving to London in 2006 and working as a studio assistant that he started to craft a personal aesthetic by fusing an understanding of newer technologies with more traditional mediums. His work is now highly acclaimed and has been exhibited internationally in major cities such as Los Angeles, Hong Kong, New York, and London.

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POPek Blue - Framed by Whatshisname
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76 x 76cm

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Jeff Balloonski Junior - Empowerment Edition £222 £150

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15cm

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Anatomical Balloon Dog - Red £210 £190

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17.1 x 15.2 x 6.2cm

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POPek Incense Chamber by Whatshisname
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POPek Incense Chamber £500

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22.86 x 22 x 4cm

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Choco Happy Dog £300 £270

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12 x 6 x 12cm

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Choco POPek £300 £270

Whatshisname

15 x 12 x 6cm

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Jeff Balloonski Junior Blue Sculpture by Whatshisname
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Jeff Balloonski Junior Blue Sculpture £240

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12 x 6 x 12cm

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Humpek Purple Sculpture by Whatshisname
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Humpek Purple Sculpture £240

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12 x 6 x 12cm

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Humpek Mini Balloon Dog Sculpture (Blue), 2021 by Whatshisname
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Humpek Mini Balloon Dog Sculpture (Blue), 2021 £250

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14.5 x 16.5cm

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PEEPek Mini Orange Balloon Dog Sculpture by Whatshisname
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PEEPek Mini Orange Balloon Dog Sculpture £170

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12 x 12 x 7 cm

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PEEPek Mini Red Balloon Dog Sculpture by Whatshisname
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PEEPek Mini Red Balloon Dog Sculpture £170

Whatshisname

12 x 12 x 7 cm

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Happy POPek Mini - Chrome Gold Edition by Whatshisname
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Happy POPek Mini - Chrome Gold Edition £250

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Approx 12cm

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POPek Blue by Whatshisname
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60 x 60 cm

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Happy POPek Mini Pink Balloon Dog Sculpture by Whatshisname
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Happy POPek Mini Pink Balloon Dog Sculpture £204

Whatshisname

12 x 12 x 6 cm

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Happy POPek Mini Red Balloon Dog Sculpture by Whatshisname
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Happy POPek Mini Red Balloon Dog Sculpture £204

Whatshisname

12 x 12 x 6 cm

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Gone Bunny (large) £500

Whatshisname

90 x 90cm

This piece will only be available until 3pm, Sunday 28th March. The complete edition will then be produced to order.

Gone Bunny (small) £300

Whatshisname

60 x 60 cm

This piece will only be available until 3pm, Sunday 28th March. The complete edition will then be produced to order.

Gone Duck (large) £500

Whatshisname

90 x 90cm

This piece will only be available until 3pm, Sunday 28th March. The complete edition will then be produced to order.

Gone Duck (small) £300

Whatshisname

60 x 60 cm

This piece will only be available until 3pm, Sunday 28th March. The complete edition will then be produced to order.

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Whatshisname Facts

The alias Whatshisname was inspired by the artist's difficulty remembering artists' names and by Green Day’s song “Whatshername”.

Television and film had a huge impact on Whatshisname's creative style.

“My work aims to show the unusual way of creative thinking by connecting the dots that already exist but have not yet been connected.”

In 2012, the London Underground banned Whatshisname's POPek series from the Art Below exhibition for being 'offensive'.

Whathisname enjoys working with resin and creating three-dimensional objects.

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Take a deep dive into some of the lesser known facts about the intriguing contemporary artist Whatshisname. 1. Although his nickname is ingenious, whatshisname does in fact have a name - Sebastian Burdon. 2. Sebastian chose the moniker “Whatshisname” because he found it difficult to remember other artists' names, and was inspired by Green Day’s song “Whatshername.” He has said of this choice: “I just love the work of so many artists but when I refer to them I can never remember their names. So it’s only fair that that’s how I’m remembered.” POPek Blue by Whatshisname 3. Sebastian was born ...

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