Banksy is an enigmatic and controversial British street artist whose identity is still largely unknown.
According to author and designer Tristan Manco, Banksy was trained as a butcher but became interested in graffiti in 1980s, during the aerosol boom. He adopted the stenciling technique around 2000 when he realized how efficient it was in producing an image. Therefore, Banksy’s works are striking and instantly recognizable.
He incorporates humor and satire into his images that often tackle the issues of capitalism, politics, culture and ethics.