Banksy is the fictional name of a prolific British graffiti artist, political activist and painter, whose identity is mysterious and unconfirmed. His ironic street art depicts a sense of cheeky dark humor done in a distinctive stenciling technique. He tends to do his work on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Allegedly Banksy was born around 1974 in Bristol England and took off as a graffiti artist during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980’s. His stylistic method is noted to be inspired by members of the anarcho punk bad Crass and artist Blek le Rat.
Banksy’s art work has been seen as beautiful, disturbing, striking and controversial by the public but, it doesn’t seem to stop him from creating art and forcing his opinion on society.