Banksy was born in 1974 and is best known as a graffiti artist. He is from Bristol, UK, with his work appearing all over the world.
He works with stencils to create his desired style, which also allows him to work rapidly. This is highly important to him, as his identity has been speculated but never revealed. Due to the bold political and social statements his work makes, his identity being kept a secret seems that much more vital. He works with imagery that is juxtaposed in a manner that is meant to entice the viewer to question the statements he is making.
Published on Feb 1, 2012