Banksy is widely known for his catastrophic inability to be punctual. His work emerges like a bolt from the blue, and even the savviest visionaries cannot predict what and when will come next from the anonymous street legend. In 2017, Banksy flabbergasted the global audience with another bizarre art project bearing the title “The Walled Off Hotel,” which, in fact, was not a title of a street mural — it was a real hotel. How, you may ask, is it possible? Well, let’s find it out.Continue reading "The Walled Off Hotel — Banksy’s Bizarre Art Project in Palestine"
Banksy has made history as an anonymous contemporary street artist whose controversial and evocative murals can be found around the world. His every artwork is full of impressive imagery, capturing the attention of millions of people. However, people love the Bristolian legend not only for his vivid allusions but also for his social and political context masterfully integrated into the art. Some would find such poignant half-hidden commentary impertinent, whereas others would claim it the most germane message to pay heed to. So what is the meaning behind Banksy’s art, and how should it be understood? Let’s spare a few minutes to get to the bottom of this question.Continue reading "What Is Banksy’s Art About? The Key to Understanding Banksy Murals"
The coronavirus pandemic and its far-reaching impact have not left a single human indifferent. The monstrous invisible catastrophe has markedly shifted the balance in people’s life everywhere on Earth. Everyone is reacting to the current hazard either out of choice or in fear, and even Banksy, a famed street artist, has offered his mite to the global discussion. How is the anonymous British mural master responding to COVID-19? Let’s find out!Continue reading "How the Famed Street Artist Banksy Is Responding to COVID-19"
Imagine a place where you are detained by airport security guards and subjected by strict scrutiny. After that, a woman with balloons that say "I am an imbecile" walks past you. You move on and see another woman sitting on a bench and being attacked by seagulls. Then you cast your eye over a gigantic whale that is jumping from a toilet. It sounds like a part of a whimsical dream, doesn't it? You would be surprised to find out that it's a description of the English bemusement park called Dismaland, which was open to the public in 2015.Continue reading "Dismaland — An Apocalyptic Bemusement Park by Banksy"
Contemporary art is nowhere near as other periods in the art world history. Never before has humanity seen such a comprehensive variety of styles, forms, techniques, and artists at the same time. Every generation has its heroes. Contemporary art has its anti-hero, and that is Banksy. No matter what hatters say, the England-based street artist has already become a legendary figure for the whole epoch and a cornerstone of changes in the hearts and minds of millions. So, who is Banksy, and how has he changed the world of art for good?Continue reading "Banksy — The Most Wanted Street Artist in the World"