Born in eastern Poland in 1982, Whatshisname (Sebastian Burdon) created his first digital artwork at the tender age of 7 while using an Atari 130 XE using a text editor.
After a move to London in 2006, Whatshisname began working as an assistant to well established British artists who after reviewing his designs, motivated Sebastian to pursue a career as an artist. Today, he creates his own artwork using both digital and traditional mediums.
His art celebrates an alternative to an ordinary His desire is to encourage the viewer to look at their surrounding world and question what they see in a derisive, unorthodox way.
The moniker “Whatshisname” was inspired by the difficulty he has remembering other artists names and, by Green Day’s song “Whatshername”.
“The main reason I create art is to celebrate an alternative to the ordinary. The second reason is I want to put smiles on people’s faces by creating joyful, fun pieces that collectors will enjoy for a lifetime. Thirdly, it is because making art is something that I cannot not do. Believe me, I tried…“ ~ Whatshisname