1974 · United Kingdom
Banksy is considered the king of street art. His graffiti of a rat developed in numerous variants is one of the most emblematic symbols of contemporary art, making Banksy an extremely essential artist. Probably born in 1974 in Bristol, United Kingdom he is over an artistic figure a true icon whose mysterious identity plays an important role in Banksy's Art style. Since 1993, his works have appeared on every continent and cultivated his mysteriousity and provocative attitude. Banksy is a versatile artist whose body of work extent to stencils, paintings, sculpture as well as installations. His artistic approach aims to challenge citizens about the human condition all humor and second degree. Banksy also questions the fame of an artist by playing with the codes according to which we love an artist before loving their work. In Banksy’s art, it’s only his creative output that matters. He is where nobody expect him engaging with the element of surprise as an artistic tool such as during an auction at Sotheby's in London on October 24, 2018, the painting of the iconic work The Little Girl with the Balloon was self-destructs thanks to an ingenious mechanism. Banksy never ceases to agitate the art world with poetry, with his unique viewpoint, he takes street art to the summit of its essence. Beyond an artistic and drawing mastery, Banksy creates an impenetrable and fascinating universe.