Banksy is an anonymous England-based road craftsman, vandal, political dissident, and movie director. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social editorial have been included on lanes, dividers, and extensions of urban areas all through the world.Banksy’s work became out of the Bristol underground scene, which included joint efforts among craftsmen and musicians. Banksy says that he was motivated by 3D, a spray painting craftsman who later turned into an establishing individual from the English melodic group Massive Attack.

Banksy shows his craft on openly noticeable surfaces, for example, dividers and self-constructed physical prop pieces. Banksy does not offer photos or multiplications of his road spray painting, however workmanship salespeople have been known to endeavor to offer his road craftsmanship on area and leave the issue of its expulsion in the hands of the triumphant bidder.


Banksy made a narrative film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, charged as “the world’s first road art disaster motion picture”, which made its presentation at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The film was discharged in the UK on 5 March 2010. In January 2011, he was assigned for the Academy Award for Best Documentary for the film. In 2014, he was granted Person of the Year at the 2014 Webby Awards.

Individual life

Banksy is accepted to have been conceived in Yate, Gloucestershire, 12 miles (19 km) from Bristol. He started as a craftsman at 14 years old. He was removed from school and served time in jail for unimportant crime. His genuine name is accepted to be Robin Gunningham, who was conceived on 28 July 1973, is a spray painting craftsman from Bristol, and is distant from his family. Banksy lived in a house in Easton, Bristol (around which quite a bit of his work can at present be seen), for a long time around the late 1990s.

In 1994, Banksy registered with a New York lodging utilizing the name “Robin”. Banksy moved to London around 2000, as did Gunningham.In 2016, legal counselors representing Banksy remarked on a logical report distinguishing him as Gunninghambut did not propose that the paper’s decisions were in any capacity flawed. In June 2017, DJ Goldie referred to Banksy by name as “Burglarize”


He does this and he remains unknown. I believe that is awesome. Nowadays everybody is attempting to be well known. However, he has obscurity.

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Banksy’s name and character stay obscure – it has been expressed that the explanation behind this mystery is that spray painting is a crime. Guardian journalist Simon Hattenstone has portrayed Banksy in 2003 as “white, 28, scruffy easygoing – pants, T-shirt, a silver tooth, silver chain and silver stud. He resembles a cross between Jimmy Nail and Mike Skinner of the Streets”.

A ordinarily refered to 2008 Mail on Sunday investigation of a few previous classmates and partners expressed that the craftsman is accepted to be Robin Gunningham, a previous student at the public Bristol Cathedral School. This proposal was authenticated in 2016 by an investigation of the areas in which Banksy’s specialty has been discovered, which found that the frequency of Banksy’s works corresponded with the known developments of Gunningham.


There has additionally been theory that Banksy is a group of seven artists.In October 2014, a web deception coursed that Banksy had been captured and his character uncovered.

In August 2016, Scottish writer Craig Williams distributed an investigative piece in which he associated the planning of Banksy’s wall paintings with the visiting calendar of the trip hop band Massive Attack. Williams set forward the proposal that Banksy’s work could be crafted by a group, and that Banksy himself might be Massive Attack’s frontman, Robert Del Naja.Del Naja had been a spray painting craftsman amid the 1980s before framing the band and had beforehand been distinguished as a close companion of Banksy.

In June 2017, English musician Goldie referred to Banksy as Rob (or Robert), amid a meeting with Scroobius Pip. It has been contended that Goldie could have been alluding to either Robert Del Naja, Robin Gunningham, or neither of them. In April 2018, a mysterious measurable master told Metro that Jamie Hewlett is Banksy, as Hewlett is related with each organization known to be associated with Banksy. Joanna Brooks, Banksy’s marketing specialist, denied this case.