(image via: Banksy.co.uk)
A couple of years ago I stumbled onto this street artist named Banksy and was blown away by the creative nature of his work. I’ve never seen the work in public but would definetly love to. His mixture of motif and medium, imagery, subject matter, positioning / location and clever writing is a brilliant mix that he uses to address many of today’s key world and political issues. Many say his artwork is vandalism at the very basic level but how can something that forces us to think differntly about a situation or an event be so wrong. His artwork is both inspiring and thought provoking. Many of those willing to throw the first rocks at his art would also be first in line to profit from him or his talents if they were able to.
Well our friends over at WebUrbanist are in the process of doing an 8 part expo featuring Banksy and his work and it’s a top notch read. So I’ll update the links and leave the writing and creative talents to WebUrbanist and Banksy.
“The Human Race is an unfair and stupid competition. A lot of runners don’t even get decent sneakers or clean drinking water. Some people are born with a massive head start, every possible help along the way and still referees seem to be on their side. I’s not surprising some people have given up competing altogether and gone to sit in the grandstands, eat junk food and shout abuse. What we need in this race is a lot more streakers.”
via Cut It Out by Banksy
Happy spraying Banksy!
The Banksy Paradox: 7 Sides of the World’s Most Infamous Street Artist
Banksy, the Famously Anonymous Street Artist: Part One in an Eight-Part Banksy Series
The Graffitti, Stencils and Drawings of Banksy: Part Two in an Eight-Part Banksy Series
Banksy Photos, Prints and Tattoos: Part Three in an Eight-Part Banksy Art Series
The Art of Banksy: Pieces Sold and For Sale: Part Four in an Eight-Part Banksy Series
The Art of Being Banksy: Interviews, Films and Videos Featuring the Elusive Street Artist: Part Five in an Eight-Part Banksy Series