There are thousands of graffiti artists throughout the UK who continue to deface public property and surfaces each year. The on-going debate whether this is art or a crime is yet to be solved, encouraging more and more young artists to break into the graffiti world. Whilst many graffiti artists are caught by the police and issued with a warning/criminal record, there is one man who is the inspiration to many - Banksy.
This elusive man has managed to conceal his identity in his many years of spraying surfaces across the world with his art. His success as a graffiti artist is largely down to his mystery as well as his unique approach to art. Whilst the globe is divided in half into those who admire him and those who despise him, he has truly created a name for himself. Banksy recently released a film 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' featuring a shop keeper turned amateur film maker who attempts to capture Banksy himself, only to have Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner himself.