Banksy, born in 1974, is a stencil artist from Bristol, United Kingdom.
It combines the techniques of graffiti, stencil and the facility to pass messages, whichoften mix politics, humor and poetry as Ernest Pignon-Ernest and Blek le rat. The Banksy stencils were humorous images, sometimes combined with slogans. The message is usually anti-military, anti-capitalist or anti-system. His characters are often rats, monkeys, policemen, soldiers, children, famous people or the elderly.