The modern day hero of Pop Art, the unknown magician of an artist,
Banksy both enthralls and inspires.
Here you will find information about him, history, his life and his art.
Graffiti art is of course his weapon of choice, adornin the walls of
the West of England with a wide range of politically motivated, ironic
icons. Often twisting, or playing on themes, he pokes fun at just about
anything and anyone, and has a laugh at himself, the art world and
Some would argue his images show anger, but they show in equal measure
a desire for peace, public ownership and sytematic change. They are
politically active in every way.
Banksy is said to have fostered his creative spirit during the graffiti
revolution in Bristol during the 1980's.
A number of cities have taken steps to maintain and preserve works of
art by Banksy, and have taken measures to prevent their removal.
Often a commentary on society as it stands today, he reacts and engages
with poplar culture and opinion, drawing comparisons between rich and
poor, the realtionship of the West with the world and the lampooning
conflict with peaceful imagery.
Arguably a modern day genius, he understands culture and has sparked a
range of copycat graffiti artists.
Banksy pop art is one of the most popular choices to adorn walls inside
homes today, and who can blame people. If a stencil or print raises a
smile, then why not?
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