Saturday, June 27, 2009

candy - graffiti

BANKSY - Graffiti

Vandalism or Art?

I believe the answer to that question depends on the subject and its form of appearance.

Most graffiti I believe is Art, some of its blunt an confrontational, some is just offensive, and as for the rest of it I think is just great art as it suppose to be and that's expressive.

Robert Banks better known as Banksy, is a well-known English graffiti artist from Yates near Bristol. His artworks are often satirical pieces of art which encompass topics from politics, culture, and ethics. His street art, which combines graffiti with a distinctive stencilling technique, has appeared in London and in cities around the world.

Banksy's stencils feature striking and humorous images occasionally combined with slogans. The message is usually anti-war, anti-capitalist, anti-establishment or pro-freedom. Subjects include animals such as monkeys and rats, policemen, soldiers, children and the elderly. He also makes stickers (the Neighbourhood Watch subvert) and sculpture (the murdered phone box), and was responsible for the cover art of Blur's 2003 album Think Tank.

Banksy Unmasked? A Graffiti Mystery

1 comment:

  1. there is some controversy that Robert banks is not his real identity, otherwise a good post