Monday, March 31, 2014

Artists with Social Roles

The contemporary artist Banksy is a social artist who avoids the traditional art system. He is especially known for his satirical street art and social commentary which serves the purpose of exposing corrupted aspects of society that have been covered up by ideology and have therefor remained largely undetected. In a world were truly revolutionary people are hard to come by, I believe Banksy is one of the few. He is able to pronounce political and social commentary through his use of appropriation and skillful use of humor to shine a light on dark concepts. By freeing the public from these ideas drilled into our brains by society, he is fulfilling his duty as a social artist.

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