Banksy is a cheeky street artist. He spray paints his thoughts on people and events, onto the sides of buildings, onto cows, onto canvas. Pretty much anything is fair game for him. Who is he? Robin Banks, from Bristol, UK. He doesn’t like to be noticed as his work is not exactly legal. It isn’t really alright to spray paint on the sides of public property, like buildings. He works at night and sometimes people in neighbourhoods wake up to a surprise! He has a lot of admirers because his work is quite ‘tongue in cheek’ where he pokes fun and makes jokes about the way we live. It encourages us to examine our way of life from a different perspective.
Some of his work on canvas has been borrowed from collections around the world, and put on display at Lazinc gallery in London this summer.
Check out some of his work!
Written by: Sunaina Murthy. Sunaina is a biotechnologist, writer, greedy reader, and amateur photographer.