Figure at the Window

Martin WhatsonSeptember 2015


Stavanger, Norway

Norwegian artist Martin Whatson has a unique ability to straddle both the masculine and feminine in his work. Primarily composed of more uniform greyscale layered stencils and embellished in a flourish of colourful details, ranging from graffiti tags to hearts and doves, Whatson references the visual duality and playfulness that animates street art. Whatson often uses his platform to poke fun at society, sometimes leaning into deeply political territory while retaining a visually engaging form. In many of Martin Whatson's pieces, he re-imagines classical artworks for a contemporary audience. This mural, inspired by the painting "Young Woman at a Window" by Salvador Dali, sits alongside Whatson other interpretations of art history's heroes, including a hat tip towards the Venus Di Milo and surrealist paintings by René Magritte.


  • Title: Figure at the Window
  • Creator: Martin Whatson
  • Date Created: September 2015
  • Location Created: Erfjordgata 14, 4014 Stavanger
  • Type: Mural
  • Rights: ©Nuart Festival, ©Martha Cooper
  • Medium: Spray paint
  • Art Genre: Figurative
  • Art Movement: Street Art
  • Art Form: Stencil / Painting
  • Support: Wall
  • Depicted Location: Private house

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