He would have explained that he conceived this idea after escaping a police chase while he was hiding under a train car.
According to some sources, his real name would be Robin or Robert Banks but, again, nothing is certain. Banksy insists stubbornly on remaining anonymous, as the graffiti’s spirit that involves creating artworks in the purest secret. His art is a mixture of irony, irreverence, humor and often contains very clear messages, in the context where they are not interpreted literally.
The techniques he operates seem relatively diversified. Obviously, he develops himself very detailed stencils, allowing us to believe he frequently makes use of IT (information technology) to achieve his task. Moreover, in the context of some works, there seem to be image translations, freehand painting and of course, a spray- painted part. Beloved child of the art world and a police authorities' nightmare, Banksy is also known as art terrorist in Britain. His ability to sneak around in museums and centers of public attractions, while maintaining anonymity is the cause.
The artist disrupts the normal course of things, embellishing them, exaggerating them, giving his work a depth and perspective like no one else has reached to do it so far, in his own way of course. He manages his product cleverly; he excites and provokes the audience at the same time, in such a fascinating way that they always want more.
A little trip into his world is necessary, in order to learn more about this character, he is fascinating. It’s hard to believe Banksy is just beginning to arouse our curiosity.