Well, actually you’ll probably never meet the guy. We’re not sure when he was born (maybe 1974, somewhere around Bristol, UK) and his real name could be Robert Bank. Oh, and we have no picture of him and don’t know how to contact him. But all this does not really mater. What we are sure of is that he is a world-renowned street artist. His work, displayed on the walls of many cities around the globe, is often humorous and usually conveys strong messages. It goes from graffiti messages like, “We’re bored of fish“, written in giant letters in the penguin enclosure of London zoo, to placing an inflatable doll dressed as a Guantanamo Bay prisoner in Disneyland, California.
One of his most powerful and moving works to me is the series of paintings on the Palestinian wall. Look at the pictures, they speak for themselves.
If you want to find out more, check out his website and keep an eye open when you walk in the street, art could be anywhere. (www.banksy.co.uk).