Whatisadam, or WIA as he is also known, is one of Canada’s best-known urban artists. His stencils and murals can be found across Canada, and around the world, but it’s his hometown of Montreal where it’s difficult to walk anywhere without seeing a piece of his art.
Whatisadam’s Pop Art inclinations are inspired by the likes of Lichtenstein and Warhol. Across his murals and studio practices, which include silkscreen prints and installation work, his love for vintage comics is clear to see.
Much of his work is inspired by popular urban culture in North America. Whether it’s his tattooed ducks, hockey hooligans or cans of maple ‘sizzurp’, no one is forgetting that this guy is from Canada any time soon.