Thursday, March 31, 2011

Street Art.

Alright so a while back I learned about this amazing Street Artist named Banksy. Banksy began as a freehand graffiti artist 1992–1994 as one of Bristol's DryBreadZ Crew (DBZ), with Kato and Tes. He was inspired by local artists and his work was part of the larger Bristol underground scene. From the start he used stencils as elements of his freehand pieces, too. By 2000 he had turned to the art of stencilling after realising how much less time it took to complete a piece. He claims he changed to stencilling whilst he was hiding from the police under a rubbish lorry, when he noticed the stencilled serial number and by employing this technique, he soon became more widely noticed for his art around Bristol and London. Today Banksy continues his Street Art with different styles. Trying to make people realize how the world around them really is. For example Banksy is also credited for the very controversial Opening Couch Gag from the Simpsons depicting people working in deplorable conditions and using endangered or mythical animals to make both the episodes cel-by-cel and the merchandise connected with the program. Anyways, I'm going to put up some pictures of Banksy's work and ill add the Simpsons opening for those who like the Simpsons.

-Thatoneguy




22 comments:

  1. banksy is amazing! his documentary is great too. i love the mysteriousness of it.

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  2. I like street are as long as it's done well.

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  3. I became acquainted with street art just a few days ago and I've been finding some interesting things.. I like the spirit of it. I like the first two pictures.

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  4. I like the second one. Don't agree with the third one

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  5. what is that simpson clip? it disturbes me to see a starved unicorn...

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  6. he does some pretty awesome pieces

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  7. That one of the soldiers making the peace sign... I hadn't seen it. I like it a lot :)

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  8. I really wanna see more of this.

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  9. If there is one more reason I enjoy going to Bristol, that's Banksy. shouting politics on the walls

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  10. What is the hollywood-rat one trying to say?

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  11. who doesnt know banksy now?

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  12. pretty cool... more people have to realize that graffiti is also a form of art.

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  13. wow awesome stuff, following!

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  14. I love this kind of stuff. I find that street art really expresses the artists thoughts and emotions. Thanks for sharing ;D

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  15. Cool Stuff, Simpsons is just really lame, a 2 minute intro means that they had no material for a full 20 minute show so they made that abomination.

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  16. lol he's really popular right now.

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  17. street art is really cool. wish i could do some of it without real fear haha

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