BP #9

Banksy: Graffiti Artist And Political Activist

What comes to most peoples mind when they hear the word graffiti? Most people might say that the word graffiti has a negative connotation. They may say this because the area that they are is covered gang related things. Although, that may be the case in some are areas it’s not the same for every place. Some places have a good connotation for the word graffiti. I would say that it depends on the area that one might be in. For the sake of this blog I am gonna argue that graffiti can be a good thing.

In this article it talks about one of the most well-known graffiti artists. When it comes to Banksy his works of graffiti show that graffiti is not a bad thing. There is not quite a contemporary artist like Banksy. Banksy uses his graffiti as a means to draw attention to things that matter. He is a political activist, and though his artwork may be controversial, it is his controversy that he stirs that has caught the eye of many people since the 1990s. The graffiti i want to focus on is this one here:

Banksy's Mobile Lovers: Youth Club Owner Who Sold Artwork in Bristol Receives Death Threats

I want to argue that graffiti is supported by utilitarianism. Utilitarianism is a theory that the aim of actions should be the largest possible balance of pleasure over pain or the greatest happiness of the greatest number. With that being said this piece of graffiti promotes pleasure over pain because it addresses an issue that people need to recognize. This piece of work does not in any promote any type of pain. This work is for the greater number people because it helps people to realize a problem in the modern world with technology. In conclusion, graffiti is not bad thing. It can be inspiring and maybe even eye opening.

Source: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/banksy-political-activist-and-artist


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