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OMG - Red

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OMG - Red

Sculpture
Artwork size: 10 x 90 cm
Edition of 30

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‘OMG - Red’ is a sculpture by contemporary artist Whatshisname (aka Sebastian Burdon). From a limited edition of 30.


Contemporary artist Whatshisname fuses the digital with the traditional to create provocative works of art. Attempting to express the ineffable, Whatshisname challenges his viewer to refocus on the world around them, questioning what they see in unorthodox and unconventional ways. Often parodic, and always saturated with humour and irony, Whatshisname’s work is powerfully visual, creating instantaneous connection with every viewer.



Satirising the postmodern preoccupation with all things kitsch, ‘OMG - Red’ takes the form of a small, red statue of the Virgin Mary, a smart phone in her hand. Brilliantly irreverent - not only for Christian sanctity, but for the now-revered status of aesthetic postmodernism - ‘OMG - Red’ touts itself as a ‘souvenir of the mobile phone infested times’, readying itself for the technological changes hiding around the bend.




About The Artist - Whatshisname


Contemporary artist Whatshisname (aka Sebastian Burdon) creates art for two reasons: “1. To celebrate an alternative to the ordinary and 2. Because it is something that I cannot do.” Born in Poland in 1982, Burdon began creating digital art at the age of 7, using the Atari 130XE. After moving to London in 2006, Burdon worked as an assistant to British artists and started to craft his own aesthetic, fusing digital and traditional methods.


For Burdon, his art allows him to express the ineffable: that which cannot be said with words. In this way, Burdon challenges his viewer to refocus on the world around them, questioning what they see in unorthodox and unconventional ways. Often parodic, and always saturated with humour and irony, Burdon’s work is powerfully visual, creating instantaneous connection with every viewer.



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