Artist Appreciation: Banksy

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About my favourite artist- Banksy

Banksy is a street artist from England. His real identity is not known, since its been hold under a big secret and only few people have had the change to meet him in real life. Meanwhile some people say that his real name should be Robert or Robin Banks and he was born in 1974, but there has been no official approvement of these facts. Banksy’s parents are assured that theyr son is working as a painter and decorator. Banksy is most famous for his satirical street art and suversive epigrams, that hold distinctive dark humour and stencilling techique. Banksy started his graffity carrieer in Bristol underground scene, where during the big aerosol boom in late 80’s brought together many future street artists. His distincive style and stencilling technique was formed to reduce the time needed to apply picture to the wall. Banksy's stencils feature striking and humorous images occasionally combined with slogans. Known for his contempt for the government in labeling graffiti as vandalism, Banksy displays his art on public surfaces such as walls and even going as far as to build physical prop pieces.The message is usually anti-war, anti-capitalist or anti-establishment. Subjects often include rats, apes, policemen, soldiers, children, and the elderly. One his painting, rat, is also painted on a wall in Tallinn’s old town. One thing that makes Banksy different from any other vandal, who is just trying to leave his tag behind, is that Banksy uses his art as a tool. As tool to make change in society or just to make people think about his point a little longer. Banksy defines art as something that should be looked at in depth so the person that is looking at the art should look at it longer and in more detail. He has been drawing in the most dangerous places in whole word, for example in August 2005, Banksy painted nine images on the Israeli West Bank barrier, including an image of a ladder going up and over the wall and an image of...
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