Street artist. Political activist. Anonymous. Three words that arguably best describe the artist known as Banksy.
For those that have scraped the surface in term researching him, it is no secret that Banksy came from the Bristol underground scene. But the same can’t be said for his real name and age, which still remain a mystery.
Banksy began by
terrorising using the streets of Bristol and London to convey his art and messages. But now his artwork can be found all over the world.
Below are a few examples of his work. Some made for dark humour and others to send a political message.
Quoted from Banksy’ FAQs page:
Is it cheating to use stencils?
Stencils are good for two reasons;
One – they’re quick ; two – they annoy idiots.
Why are you such a sell out?
I wish I had a pound for every time someone asked me that.
Is Banksy just a big brand these days? Do you even paint your own pictures?
It’s not supposed to be a brand, which is why people in advertising think it’s such a good one. I paint it all myself unless its illegal, in which case I’ve never seen any of it before, your honour.
Do you need an intern?
Why are you so annoying?
It’s not all my fault, sometimes they make it up – I’ve never vandalized a war memorial, painted Kate Moss’s kitchen or visited the Playboy club with Ashley Cole wearing a skull mask.
Can you donate a picture for my charity auction?
What are you? Blind? In which case maybe. I mostly support projects working to restore sight and prevent eye disease. Or as I like to call it ‘expanding the market’.
Most of the images above can be found via Banksy’ official website
Whatever his intentions may be, his artwork certainly makes an impression. See wiki link for more details on Banksy.___________________________________________________________________________ Follow Davis Dna Designs on Twitter or subscribe to new posts via RSS.