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 and is a professional member of Visual Artist's Ireland.
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 both 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”.
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.
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
The Herald - Storm Alex 'spin off' set to bring gale-force winds - 1st October 2020, p11
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