Banksy: the most famous anonymous Street artist
The reclusive and enigmatic, anonymous artist Banksy has given Street Art a major source of artistic vitality by making innovative and provocative pieces for over twenty years.
Beginning graffiti art in 1990, the artist has made countless art pieces around their hometown of Bristol and to the greater districts beyond, such as London and Somerset. The rise of street art in the collective consciousness of the art community has been concurrent with the rise of fame of themselves and they are often seen as a contributing force of the movement.
Still creating brilliant works to this day, Banksy has charmed millions worldwide with their ability to blend surrealist elements with satirical political commentary, which always points towards an aspect of society that needs improvement. The artist continues working to this day and shows absolutely no signs of stopping – nor of revealing their identity.