Who is Johnman?
Like many urban artists, Johnman's true identity is a closely guarded secret. However, there is speculation by some that he may in fact be a man named John.
Johnman is a renowned urban artist best known for spray painting intricate, hand cut stencils onto train tickets and other colourful backgrounds and objects.
He likes to take old or familiar objects and breath new life into them by using them as his canvas and artistic inspiration. Inspired by Graffiti’s roots with the painting of trains; he set about spray painting intricately hand cut stencils onto train tickets, old signs, and other media which are then hand finished with acrylic ink in his own unique style.
This work is interspersed with occasional brightly coloured works on more conventional stretched canvases.
British born; Johnman Spraycan started his journey into the urban art world with Devon’s Arts Anonymous. He now resides in Dublin, Ireland, with his wife and young son.
Johnman is a professional member of Visual Artists Ireland and a member of the UK's Visual Artist's Association.
He was a finalist in the inaugural Stencil Art Prize in Sydney with his train ticket art and has exhibited in numerous galleries and exhibitions, including a solo show in London's Graffik Gallery. His work has been published in three of the Upfest Urban Art Festival Books and Bizarre Magazine.
His artwork resides in private collections around the globe.
Johnman is available for commissions both large and small. Be it an outdoor mural, a train ticket piece incorporating tickets with meaningful dates / locations or anything in-between.
A self proclaimed romantic, this is often reflected in his artwork. If you know where he’s exhibiting or painting then keep your eyes peeled for one of his hand painted pebbles, inscribed with his mantra “The best things in life aren’t things”.
Contemporary Art Fair - 25th - 27th November 2022 - Royal Windsor Racecourse, UK
Art Source - 11th - 13th November 2022 - RDS, Dublin, Ireland
The Ideal Home Show - 9th - 11th September 2022 - Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Upfest: The Urban Paint Festival - 28th - 29th May 2022 - Greville Smyth Park, Bedminster, Bristol, UK
Contemporary Art Fair - 22nd - 24th April 2022 - Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire, UK
Roy's Art Fair - 7th - 10th April 2022 - Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, UK
Mural at Cheltenham Train Station - 27th - 30th March 2022 - Car Park of Cheltenham Train Station, UK
Meet the Artist - 17th - 20th March 2022 - Molasses House Gallery, Harpenden, UK
Contemporary Art Fair - 4th - 6th March 2022 - Sandown Park Racecourse, Surry, UK
Roy's Art Fair - 25th - 28th November 2021 - Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, UK
Art Source - 12th - 14th November 2021 - RDS, Dublin, Ireland
The Ideal Home Show - 22nd - 25th October 2021 - RDS, Dublin, Ireland
Hart Gallery Grand Opening - 1st July 2021 - Hart Gallery, Friscatti Shopping Centre, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Dún Laoghaire Anseo Street Art Project - 22nd - 28th June 2021 - Patrick St and Mulgrave St, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Street Summit - 22nd May - 5th June 2021 - Gallery Kawamatsu, Tokyo, Japan
Things That Travel - October 2020 - The Art House Project London, Virtual Online Event (During Covid 19 Pandemic)
Cheltenham Paint Festival - Digital Edition - June 2020 - Virtual Online Event (During Covid 19 Pandemic)
The Home Improvement Show - 7th - 8th March 2020 - The Hub, Kilkenny, Ireland
Reload Gallery @ The Affordable Art Fair - 17th - 20th October 2019 - Battersea, London, UK
Roy's Art Fair - 3rd - 6th October 2019 - Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, UK
Cheltenham Paint Festival - 1st - 8th September 2019 - Cheltenham, UK
Rural Scenes with Urban Themes (Pop-up Solo Show) - 17th - 19th Sep 2019, National Ploughing Championships, Ireland
Dublin 2019 An Irish Worldcon - 15th - 19th August 2019 - Dublin, Ireland
Street Art Collection - 7th - 13th August 2019 - Matsuzakaya, Nagoya, Japan
Cut, Spray & Pray (Group Exhibition) - 26th July 2019 - Studio 4, Peterborough, UK.
Gallery Kawamatsu @ The Osaka Art Fair - 5th - 7th July 2019 - Osaka, Japan
Das Kapital (Group Exhibition) - 15th June 2019, Take A Butcher's Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany.
House - 24th - 26th May 2019 - RDS, Dublin, Ireland
Reload Gallery @ The Affordable Art Fair - 9th - 12th May 2019 - Hampstead, London, UK
Roy's People Art Fair - 4th - 7th April 2019 - Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, UK
Christmas Drinks & Gifts - December 2018 - Upfest Gallery, Bedminster, Bristol, UK
The Urban Paint Festival - July 2018 - Upfest Gallery, Bedminster, Bristol, UK
Reload Gallery @ Moniker Art Fair - October 2017 - Brick Lane, London, UK
The Urban Paint Festival - July 2017 - Upfest Gallery, Bedminster, Bristol, UK
The Urban Paint Festival - July 2016 - Upfest Gallery, Bedminster, Bristol, UK
Beyond Walls - December 2015 - Reload Gallery, Leamington Spa, UK
The New Lighthouse Hub - December 2015 - North Street, Weston-super-Mare, UK
Above Boards - August 2015 - The Boars Head, Kidderminster, UK
The Urban Paint Festival - July 2015 - Upfest Gallery, Bedminster, Bristol, UK
Aesthetic Prosthetic - Charity Auction for the Prothetic Workshop in Gaza - Dec 2014 - Bergen, Norway
Platform 2 - Solo Exhibition - March 2014 - Graffik Gallery, Portobello Road, London, UK
The Opening - December 2013 - Priiskorn Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
Stencil Art Prize - October 2013 - Camperdown, Sydney, Australia
Alfresco - May 2013 - Blackpool UK
Don't Hold Back - April 2013 - What if Gallery, Dartford, UK
The New School - April 2103 - Graffik Gallery, Portobello Road, London, UK
Art Apocalypse - December 2012 - Weston Art Gallery, Weston-super-Mare, UK
Arts Anonymous @ The Golden Lion - December 2012 - Bishopston, Bristol, UK
Urban Innovators - October 2012 - Mayfair, London, UK
The Urban Paint Festival - June 2012 - Upfest Gallery, Bedminster, Bristol, UK
Resurrection - May 2012 - Weston Art Gallery, Weston-super-Mare, UK
Arts Anonymous @ NBI Exhibition - October 2011 - New Bridge Inn, Exeter, UK
Dublin Live - Beast emerges from the rubble in striking Leopardstown art, 26th September 2022
Gloucestershire County Council - Train Art in Cheltenham, 31st March 2022
Dublin People - Southside Artist in the Spotlight for RDS Art Fair, 5th November 2021
DLR Times - Dún Laoghaire Becomes An Open-Air Canvas, Summer 2021
The [Irish] Independent - Become Part of Dublin's Latest Street Art Project, 20th April 2021
The Herald - Storm Alex 'spin off' set to bring gale-force winds - 1st October 2020, p11
The Irish Times - Images of the Day, 30th September 2020
Avrupa Gazete - Cheltenham Boya Festivalinin Ardından, 12th September 2019
Picture Frames Express - Artist of the Month, March 2019
Upfest III - The Urban Paint Festival - Tangen Books 2018, p82
Upfest II - The Urban Paint Festival - Tangen Books 2016, pages 36 & 100
Stencil Art Prize - Introducing 'Johnman' - July 2014
Notting Hill & Holland Park Magazine - Arriving from Devon at Platform 2 - April 2014 , p40
Wide Walls - Travelling with Johnman - March 7th 2014
Wall Street International Magazine - Johnman. Platform 2 - Feb 25th 2014
Sydney Morning Herald - Beyond Banksy: Stencil Art Makes Its Mark - September 26th 2013, p15
Upfest - The Urban Paint Festival - Tangen Books 2012, pages 12 & 133
Bizarre Magazine - Dead Rising - Issue 191, August 2012, p18
Discolouring Book #3 - Retrogressive 2013, collaboration winner
Discolouring Book #2 - Retrogressive 2012, collaboration winner