This Whatshisname Happy POPek (Red) statue is meant to represent a playful balloon dog in the lively pose ready to fetch the balloon. The dynamic posture of the balloon dog with its paws in front of its face, and its bottom raised up indicates the high alertness characteristic of play time. This original work of art by the London-based designer (Sebastian Burdon) Whatshisname Happy POPek (Red), reflects the playful, familiar, yet extraordinary character inherited by the pop art movement in the history of art. The artist reflects his artwork POPek’s purpose as aiming to stimulate inspiration, evoking a sense of wonder while unleashing creativity in the spectators. Ultimately, Popek aims to stray away from the boredom brought by the monotony of everyday life by refreshing the viewer’s mind through the smiles brought by the Balloon Dog POPek’s playful and vibrant aesthetic. More details on Whatshisname Happy POPek (Red) – Limited Edition of 25 – 30 cms:
The artist behind Whatshisname, Sebastian Burdon, was born in 1982 in Eastern Poland. He is living and working today in London, UK. Retelling that his first artwork was produced at the age of 7, Burdon demonstrates his early creativity. In 2006, Burdon moved to the United Kingdom and worked as an assistant for renowned artists and designers. There, he demonstrated his multifaceted artistic skills in digital and traditional mediums of expression.
Burdon adopted the alias Whatshisname after reflecting on the difficulty of often remembering other artists’ names and thus inquiring “What’s his name?” On the other hand, he found inspiration in the band Green Day’s song “Whatshername”. In addition, Burdon comments his art aims to motivate the viewer to perceive the world around. Not to mention that he does it through an unorthodox and derisive lense. Moreover, the artist manages to use his art as a much more eloquent.
Whatshisname art is able to express what words come short when describing.