Thursday, October 2, 2008

Artist of the Week: Banksy

A true rebel, Banksy is a witty, british, guerilla artists most widely known for his brilliant street art. He was born in 1979 and has chosen to remain completely anonymous. Although he is most famous for his graffiti art, he also draws and paints, mostly ironic, anti-war sketches. Here are some examples of his graffiti art:

Here are some examples of his indoor art:

You might recognize this one:

Some know Banksy as a criminal, destroying public property and the environment, while shying away from the camera. To me, he is a talented painter, graffiti artist, and drawer. He's even made some videos. He's leading in the field of underground art and has done work in London, Los Angelos, Jerusalem, Pakistan and more. He also has some of his artwork on his website, for downloadable for print.

"If you don't own a train company then you go and paint on one instead. It all comes from that thing at school when you had to have name tags in the back of something... that makes it belong to you. You can own half the city by scribbling your name over it."
- Banksy


Double Hawk said...

How you discover creepy but downright AwEsOmE artists like this is one of the many reasons this blog is fantastic!

chrome3d said...

Monet´s ponds need some serious trashing! Finally!

Pulp Fiction goes bananas? Finally!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

haha, What do you know......

Arnold Layne said...

Thanks everyone - I don't know how I find these artists.