Johnman is an internationally renowned urban artist based in Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland. Best know for his train ticket art he also paints vibrant agricultural landscapes, golden seascapes and street art murals. He exhibits with galleries in the UK, Ireland, Europe and Japan.
Johnman 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 before following his heart to Ireland, where he now lives happily with his wife and young son.
Johnman is a professional member of Visual Artists Ireland, 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”.