Street Artist Martin Whatson Incorporates Grayscale Characters Into His Colorful Murals

Martin Whatson is a Norwegian born and based stencil artist. Martin has a continuous urge to search for beauty in what is commonly dismissed as ugly, out of style or simply left behind. He looks for inspirations in people, city landscapes, old buildings, graffiti, posters and decaying walls. This interest for decay has helped develop his style, motives and composition and he enjoys creating either unity or conflict between materials, backgrounds, motives and human intervention.

More info: Martin Whatson, Facebook, Instagram (h/t: twistedsifter)

His artistic expression started more political, but has developed into a more subtle expression blending graffiti, stencil art and decay together. Inspired by artist like Jose Parlá and Cy Twombly. His abstract graffiti and stencils are a mix of urban scenes showing the development of a walls lifetime. He use grey tones as a basis but add’s vibrant colours to break the monochrome concrete expression and bring a splash of life to his motives.




















(Visited 1 times, 2 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below


If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Artist Illustrates Everyday Life To Compare Chinese And Western Culture
Nightmarish Illustrations That Will Have You Hiding Under The Bed
"pervARTed": This Artist Creates Naughty But 'Safe For Work' Photo Manipulations
Forgotten Classical Art Taken From Museums To The Streets
"Initiation Into Nothingness": A Separate Reality And Dreamy Otherworlds In Incredible Artworks By Alex Andreev
Sensitive Ballerina Watercolour Portraits By Liu Yi
Artist Justin Main Creates Fantastic Surreal Photo Manipulations
Worst Christmas Album Covers Of All Time
Visually Arresting and Provocative Pencil Drawings of Lips by Christo Dagorov
British Singles Wear Paper Bags to Promote New Dating App
Colombia: The Graffiti Mecca
This Instagram Account Compares Young Thug To Historical Paintings
"Retric Dreams": The Superb Synthwave Inspired Artworks in Dark Neon by Maximilian Auer
Artist Breaks The Traditional Masculinized Image Of Famous People By Taking Them To Their Pink World
"These Things Take Time": The Online Sanctuary of Loïc Sattler
Coloring Book Images That Were Turned Into Something Hilariously Horrifying
Iconic Images Painted With Coffee by Maria A. Aristidou
Griffin Microsheen Used To Have Some Interesting Shoe Polish Ads In The 1950s
Meet Diego Cusano, The Italian Artist Who Sees Daily Objects Differently
An Artist Combines Everyday Objects With Images From His iPhone
"Progress Demands Sacrifice": Stunning Game Concept Art And Oil Paintings By Felicien Nourry
Abstract Seinfeld Oil Paintings Are Perfect For Any Man Cave
Long Distance Couple Stays Connected through Split Portraits of Parallel Experiences
Artist Creates Portraits Of New Yorkers Using Colored Pencils And Pastels
Graphic Designer Uses Gigantic Billboard To Propose To Girlfriend – And Asks For Answer By Text
Artist Portrays Mystical Creatures In Their Vulnerable Form – When They Were Still Babies
Clever Illustrations Of “Same” Words That People Confuse Way Too Often
Fantastic Illustrations By Waldemar von Kozak
Japanese Artist’s Stunning Photograph-esque Illustrations Look Like A Charming Anime
The Superb Female Portrait Paintings By Ivana Besevic