Banksy (1974 — ) is a graffiti artist from Bristol, UK, whose artwork has appeared throughout London and other locations around the world. Despite this he carefully manages to keep his real name from the mainstream media. However, many newspapers assert that his real name is Robert or Robin Banks.
Some believe that his stencilled graffiti provides a voice for those living in urban environments that could not otherwise express themselves, and that his work is also something which improves the aesthetic quality of urban surroundings; many others disagree, asserting that his work is simple vandalism
A common technique in Banksy’s art is to play on the perspective and edges of the item on which he is stencilling. Examples include ‘trapdoors’, ‘criminal rats’, photo opportunities and ‘peeing soldiers
Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is a contemporary artist, graphic designer, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He first became known for his “André the Giant Has a Posse” sticker campaign, in which Fairey appropriated images from the comedic super market tabloid Weekly World News (defunct). His work became more widely known in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, specifically his Barack Obama “HOPE” poster.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today’s best known and most influential street artists. He usually omits his first name. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Worldwide accepted as a street artist, who works as well for fashion houses, WK Interact bandies energy and a enormous vivacity in his works. Black on white , his large format paintings appear to be human hurricanes which, on their passage have left behind steins on the walls. .
In general his paintings represent diffrent characters in movement with a hasty attitude which seem to involve us in the dynamic. Their ghost like presences are violent and use elements taken from the military world. It conveys a feeling of implicit violence
SHOWS AND INSTALLATIONS:
Graffiti Group Show, Addict Galerie, Paris
Elms Lester Show, London
SLICK 08, Art Fair, Addict Galerie, Paris
Double Impact, ADDICT Galerie, solo show, Paris
AGNES B, Japan
AGNES B, Galerie du jour, with Obey, Paris
Place 54 l’expo, with Hocus Pocus, touring exhibition
Addict,Addict Galerie, group show, Paris
show room Nike, with Kobe Bryant, California
Beautiful looser,AGNES B, group show, Paris