Let me introduce you to Whoner pronounced “one-r” an adaption from the number one, a Lincolnshire based artist who has been described locally as the ‘Humber’s answer to Banksy’.
Whoner, works with aerosol paint, acrylic, stencils and digital media on a range of textures and surfaces. Specializing in 3D graphic lettering, photo-realistic portraits and caricatures.
Whoner first became interested in graffiti back in 1985, he started out as a ‘Street Tagger’ writing his name (tag) on walls. In 1990 when only just 14 years old he soon began experimenting with aerosol art and started to paint serious wall murals. Whoner was a main investigator to legalising ‘Ainsley Street’ (local) Graffiti wall, which was designated for street art by the council.
Soon after leaving school with a Grade A in GCSE art, Whoner began traveling all over the UK meeting fellow creative like minded Graffiti artists.
In 2006 Whoner took part in ‘The Sleeping Giants’ this was an event that took place in Brighton. Creating the UK’s largest Graffiti mural, spanning over a mile long with 200 International Street Artists from all over the world. The Event was even features in Graphotism Magazine.
Whoner took part in ‘Graffiti’ Exhibition in 2007 at the Rescue rooms in Nottingham, along with international Graffiti artists.
Whoner exhibited his work ‘Exit Through the Record Shop Exhibition’ again this was in Nottingham, painting on old vinyls.
In 2009 Whoner’s work was exhibited at the Grimsby library, the exhibition even received national media coverage. The photographs of Whoner’s murals are now part of the North East Lincolnshire local history library collection.
Whoner took part in 2010 in painting a mural with ‘Oxygen Thieves at the Alchemy Festival.
Last year Whoner started his Mixed Media Canvas Art Works
So what does the future hold for the ultra talented urban artist ‘Whoner’ ……. well you will just have to wait and see … keep following DreamwallStyle to find out more on ‘Whoner’ as we visit him in his workshop for a day covering his ‘New’ artistic journey…its exciting stuff…. so watch this space…… more on ‘Whoner’ at his blog by clicking here www.whonerdesign.blogspot.com