Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Art Banksy

The Videos and Photo below tell most of the story. The artist’s actual name and portrait photo aren’t available because he doesn't want them to be. His work is all over YouTube, and there’s plenty more to view where these came from. I describe his work as Popomo High Graffiti and Junk Sculpture – Post Postmodern because Banksy is definitely in the tradition of Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress. The works are social criticism with painful references to innocent tots and war, fastened to urban walls with stencils, masks and spray paint. This last, a characteristic of the Popomo, that is the work inflicts pain/anguish on the viewer.

The Sculpture / assemblage, Pier Pressure makes the devastating accusation based on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster that the only experience a child might have of the sea and porpoises in the future will be through dowdy oil based plastic amusement park creations.

Pier Pressure on UTube

Banksy Graffiti Artist

The Conservation Report on Banksy

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