Jonathon Jones of the Guardian has wrote a piece on the hottest artist in Britain at the moment.
Best of British?
“Banksy is a comic artist, as opposed to the tragedians who try to impress with their sublimity. He doesn’t take himself or his rats seriously. Not even the ones who are trying to blow up parliament. They crouch low behind the cover of the wall of the South Bank walkway, preparing to fire a mortar shell over the Thames at the House of Commons. The image is one of Banksy’s most effective. You contemplate the little rat warriors and giggle, but of course there’s a wan political pessimism to the joke. Banksy’s rats are about to fire at parliament, but they’re not real terrorists. They are mere painted rats, cartoon animals. There’s not really any chance of the dispossessed – which is what Banksy says his rats symbolize – mortaring the Houses of Parliament. “ Guardian
I really like the work of Banksy, but I can’t help thinking he’s a phase that we are going through. Like a fad, a trend, or a song that dates very quickly. I’m not tired of him yet though, so for now I can continue to enjoy the work he does.