Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Banksy is a British graffiti artist who does a lot of political and satire work. He has his own stenciling technique but he is also a painter. He is a very well known artist and what really spiked up his popularity was a documentary based around underground artists, it's called Exit Through The Gift Shop. This film features numerous artists such as Shepard Fairey, and Space Invader.
Banksy has his own distinctive style. His originality and creativity is fascinating. He creates a lot of dark but humorous pieces which he produces on city building walls, or billboards. He also puts his graffiti on stop signs or the street, anywhere creating public art. He is an anonymous artist, he hides his identity well, which is very intriguing. Even during his interview in the movie, he hid his face by putting a hoodie on and placing all the lights in a position where a huge shadow casts across his body.