Banksy

Banksy

He is a street artist whose identity remained unknown for years, was born in Bristol, around 1974. He rose to prominence for his provocative stencilled pieces in the late 1990s. Banksy is the subject of a 2010 documentary, Exit through the Gift Shop, which examines the relationship between commercial and street art. Banksy began his career as a graffiti artist in the early 1990s, in Bristol’s graffiti gang DryBreadZ Crew. Although his early work was largely freehand, Banksy used stencils on occasion. In the late ’90s, he began using stencils predominantly. His work became more widely recognized around Bristol and in London, as his signature style developed. (http://www.biography.com/people/banksy-20883111) His political commentary is very pointed, humorous and modernist simultaneously. I like the fact that I was laughing at one of his pieces only to realise how serious the content is. It’s quite a transgressive humour.

Banksy

I’ve honestly never seen anything like his work and I rarely understand his political subjects. More or less I am not a fan of his work because I believe that the actual work must be as beautiful or striking as the actual meaning, it has to stand out from the could but all he does is stencil. But I am full aware of the meaning hidden behind the simplest of stencils. But that is just my opinion because It seems that his work is valuable enough for someone to steal his work along with half a wall in Wood Green London. The work was called “slave labour.” Which has a boy making union jacks with a sowing machine. Banksy seems to have both. He’s a rebel and art has always been interested in rebels like doing things against the law, behind the scenes and whatnot.

 

Banksy, Wall and Piece (2006) Century.

Banksy, Gurrea e Spray (2012) Intrinseca.

BioTrue StoryAvalible at: http://www.biography.com/people/banksy-20883111 Accessed at 13th March

 

 

 

Banksy, Wall and Piece (2006) Century.

Banksy, Gurrea e Spray (2012) Intrinseca.

BioTrue StoryAvalible at: http://www.biography.com/people/banksy-20883111 Accessed at 13th March

Wherethewall- Street fashion and culture (2013) Avalible at(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGL3beMEqto) Accessed at: 8th May 2014.

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