27 May 2010

Banksy Street Art – Art Finds New Inspirations

Banksy is a pseudo-anonymous English graffiti artist. He is believed to be a native of Yate, South Gloucestershire, near Bristol and to have been born in 1974, but there is substantial public uncertainty about his identity and personal and biographical details.

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His artworks are often satirical pieces of art on topics such as politics, culture, and ethics. His street art, which combines graffiti writing with a distinctive stenciling technique. He creates some magical and truly original posters and paintings.

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Asked about his technique, Banksy said:

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After he is done you’ll surely need to redecorate the building in and out.

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Stencils are traditionally hand drawn or printed onto sheets of acetate or card, before being cut out by hand. Because of the secretive nature of Banksy’s work and identity, it is uncertain what techniques he uses to generate the images in his stencils, though it is assumed he uses computers for some images due to the photocopy nature of much of his work.

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He mentions in his book, ‘Wall and Piece’, that as he was starting to do graffiti that he was always too slow and was either caught or could never finish the art in the one sitting. So he devised a series of intricate stencils to minimize time and overlapping of the color.

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2 comments:

  1. It's an irreverent art. I would like to visit it. I am a follower and I really like this kind of objects. Anyway, it's a good initiative.

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