The world is falling apart. We live in the day and age where it’s hard to remember the last time the world wasn’t coming apart at the seams. Yet through all this death and destruction, art somehow manages to thrive. Art showcases the beauty in the grim reality that is our world, and sometimes art helps capture the angst. It’s the latter part where Banksy comes in.
Banksy is a street artist who’s sprayed the streets of London with his graffiti. As to who he is, no one knows, and no one seems to care, because his is the voice that needs to be heard. Thought provoking and grim, his street art resonates with the people, especially the youth. In a world that is ruled by chaos and destruction, art manages to strive. Banksy's street art is the voice of dissent our world needs. His art makes a statement, a statement many would be afraid to make.
Here’s some of his street art.
In Manhattan New York, you'll find two boys defying the rules.
Is your love story as good as theirs?
In Manhattan, a sad man who contemplates on the state of the world.
It's just a usual day, for these two ladies.
There seems to be something happening in the Upper West side.
Somewhere out there, you'll find a man waiting for his beloved.
Shhhh. Don't tell anyone, but on Coney Island there's a robot responsible for graffiti.
Out there in the world, there's someone who laments on the state of Gaza.
An air ticket is all you need to go witness this revolution all for yourself.
Author : Sanjana Sule