The mysterious marvellousness of street artist Banksy : Acclaimed graffiti artist and activist Banksy is known for combining dark political humour with a unique and extraordinary stenciling techniques to create powerful artworks that respond to contemporary societal and political issues.

He is also among the most controversial street artists on the modern global stage, with his most famous pieces being ''stop and search'', ''Girl with Balloon'' and ''Bomb Hugger''.

Here are some of his most recent works, covering climate change protests at #BackLivesMatter.

Systemic Racism

A vigil candle sets fire to the US flag : Banksy has revealed on Instagram a new painting commenting on George Floyd's killing and honouring #BlackLivesMatter movement.

''People of color are being failed by the system - the white system,'' he wrote. ''This is a white problem. And if white people don't fix it, some will have to come upstairs and kick the door in.''

The Media

Banksy has also denounced the brutalisation of the media, which jumps onto sensationalism with regard to war and terrorist attack victims. This is depicted in this work ''Media At War.''

Made in Britain

Banksy created ''Devolved Parliament'' in 2009, with chimps instead of politicians in the British  Parliament Amid the chaos caused by Brexit, the work embodies the country's political atmosphere.

The painting was auctioned off in London in October 2019 for Pound 9.8 million pounds!

Banksy's World

Banksy is one of the most street artists in the world, yet his true identity remains under wraps. paintings or drawings on paper are rare creations of his.
Instead, the British artist sprays most of his works anonymously on buildings, walls and demolition site. Such street art is not for sale.

Steve Jobs

A recurring theme in his works is the predatory nature of global capitalism. Banksy sprayed this mural on the entrance of the refugee camp in Calais, southern England.

Depicted is the late Apple founder Steve Jobs, carrying his legendary first Mac computer. The father of the tech guru hailed from Syria.

Climate Crisis

In his wall works, Banksy has often addressed the political problems of the future, such as global warming. He created this place in London in 2009.

The World Students Society thanks author News Desk, The Express Tribune.


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