His work has attracted more attention from critics and art reporters than all other graffiti artists in history.
Various articles and books have been written about his work and published all around the world.
She proceeds to detail his Los Angeles exhibition and according to her, the paintings could have had more impact in their original location; on billboards and walls.
She suggests that Banksy’s paintings have power on location and generally tend to lose their appeal when transferred onto canvas.
According to Joanne, it is easy for a viewer to decipher the underlying meaning in Banksy’s work.
She cites his ‘Rats’ sequence and proceeds to explain the symbolism behind the art work.Joanne sees this as an impressive interaction of written text and landscape text resulting in a clear representation of the artist’s opinion.She regards Banksy’s artwork as one that communicates the opinion of the oppressed masses.His stencil method also makes his work clearly distinct from the works of other graffiti artists and he is able to work on a variety of themes.In the same article, the critic also attributes Banksy’s success to the fact that he is a comic artist as compared to fellow graffiti artists most of whom happen to be tragedists.In his review, Jones analyzes the features that make Banksy’s work appeal to a wide audience.First is the fact that Banksy is talented and not merely someone who got into the trade as a matter of necessity.For instance, she supports her claim “that the idea behind making good work is in composition” by explaining how Banksy used a fire extinguisher filled with paint to create a commentary on the wall of a modernist building.She goes ahead to claim that Banksy’s graffiti artwork makes an uninspiring place interesting.Banksy’s work is seen by Jones to be mild with a welcoming familiarity.Jones also claims that the conservationist style used by Banksy is a display of laziness and that his work does not deserve the incredible attention it has been receiving from the public.