The very first issue you have to have to know about Oslo-based mostly artist Martin Whatson is that he is one particular of the nicest persons in all of road art. We have regarded him for several years on the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, traveled through Norway with him, been at quite a few festivals and Basel a long time and have in no way sat down for a appropriate interview. Until, of program, Nuart Aberdeen and a likelihood to reconnect with aged friends and get a perception of exactly where absolutely everyone has been at in excess of the program of a several years of dormant vacation. And Martin has been chaotic.
Commencing as a graffiti artist and stencil artist on the streets of Oslo, Whatson has normally experienced a eager perception of a locating the correct location for his artwork. His prints are some of the most well known releases in the sport, and his murals, specially the a person in Aberdeen this 12 months, take both of those a historic and modern appear at the town he is in and finds a way to make an eye-popping work to leave at the rear of.
Following a prolonged evening out, exactly where all 3 of us ended up emotion it, we sat down with Whatson to focus on his early yrs in Norway, how he has been in a position to create a room for himself with prints and wonderful artwork, and how the pandemic authorized him time with loved ones and in the studio.
The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV’s Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 091 was recorded on June 10, 2022 in Aberdeen, Scotland for the Nuart Competition. Observe us on @radiojuxtapoz