Kids on Guns Hill by Banksy

Kids with Guns Hill by Banksy is another work depicting his iconic balloon girl. The simplicity and severity of the color contrasts gives it both beauty and deeper meaning, making it one of the artists more somber pieces.

The image presents the viewer with the image of the silhouettes of young boy and girl atop a hill of weapons while holding kids toys and heart balloon as they look at each other. Commenting on war, violence and the state of terror, Banksy illustrates the impact of the ever-present treachery which dominates the 21st century.

Presentation

Edition of 25

Size

20 x 20 In

Medium

Spray Paint and Acrylic on Canvas

Genre

urban

Created

2004

Availability

Available

Description

Kids on Guns Hill by Banksy

Banksy, the worlds most famous and most secretive graffiti artists, translates his notorious style into bold works on canvas.

Arguably the most controversial street artist in the world, Banksy has developed an entire art subculture devoted to his works. Banksy’s art can impact any location at any given moment. His identity remains unknown, even after over 20 years of being involved with the graffiti scene. He has worked with many different types of street art media and street art types. His work not only includes many powerful, often controversial images, but they may also be found throughout the Internet as viral images.

His artwork has appeared throughout London and other locations around the world. Bansky’s artwork is characterized by striking images, often combined with slogans. His work regularly engages political themes, satirically critiquing war, capitalism, hypocrisy and greed. Common subjects include rats, apes, policemen, members of the royal family, and children. In addition to his two-dimensional work, Banksy is known for his installation artwork. One of the most celebrated of these pieces, which featured a live elephant painted with a Victorian wallpaper pattern, sparked controversy among animal rights activists. He was the subject of a 2010 documentary, “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” which examined the relationship between commercial and street art

The most common form of street art Banksy uses are stencils. These are often in the form ofmulti-layered stencils and/or combined with other media sources, such as spray-paint. He also includes anything found in the streets like street signs and other objects to convey his message by crafting beautiful street art installations. His artwork is often satirical and combines dark humor with graffiti and also spread messages across art, philosophy, and politics.

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