Graffiti artist, painter, revolutionary, vandal, the name Banksy elicits a variety of attributes. People say he was born in 1975, that he is from Bristol and he moved to London in 2000, that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are big fans, that he has a silver tooth, and his parents believe him to be a painter or an interior decorator.
I came across one of his creations a few years ago and have followed his work ever since because I enjoy the wit, the humor, and even the causticity he employs in order to make his message subtle, yet accessible, simple, yet penetrating.
I do not contest that Banksy is an enigma, one that is also wrapped in a conundrum. But, I don’t really care who he is, or what car he drives and where he buys his groceries. The only matter of concern to me is his art and more importantly, its moral.
Below are a few more of my favorite Banksy works.
Until next time,