Friday, February 6, 2009

Postponed: Wednesday's Artist of the Week.

We are traveling today to: England

England is another country that is considered to be one of the world's most popular visitor destinations. Perhaps the reason for this is, England is so diverse: from city life and scenic landscapes, to old-fashioned customs and the avant-garde culture. One moment you may be viewing the ancient megaliths of Stonehenge and in no time at all you are in one of the largest and busiest cities in the world, London. It is a nation that is full of diversities from it's landscape, history, culture and people. Here are two images from my travels:

Artist-Banksy (Robin Banks or...):
Banksy is the British graffiti artist's pseudo-anonymous believed to have been born in 1974 in Bristol, England...however, there is this great uncertainty about his identity and biographical details. The artist known as Banksy has been able to keep his identity a guarded security that only a few trusted friends known. His work is primarily done with stencils and spray paint on public walls. Despite keeping his identity very secretive, his graffiti work on the other hand has appeared in cities throughout the world. His art work is often seen as being satirical--drawing on topics such as cultural, politics and ethics. I am drawn to how the Banksy has the ability to grab people's attention with his work and create a such a bold statement.

Artwork done in Palestine: Wall of Seperation

Artwork done in London

......please do take a look at some more of this artist's unique work on his website:


eyeshoot said...

I'm a great fan of Banksy's work and have quite a nice collection of his work from London, Liverpool, Bristol (where he's from) and Spain. They're all on my Flickr if you want a look!

Ada Rosman said...

Thanks for the link! They are all great images...I wish I could see some of his work in person. :)