ARTISTS Bios and Information

Banksy

Banksy is an anonymous English graffiti artist, political activist and film director. Their satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. Banksy’s name and identity remain unknown – it has been stated that the reason for this secrecy is that graffiti is a crime. Banksy’s stencils feature striking and humorous images occasionally combined with slogans. The message is usually anti-war, anti-capitalist or anti-establishment. Subjects often include rats, apes, policemen, soldiers, children, and the elderly.