The success of the exhibition"The World of Banksy, the immersive experience" has been so great that the Trafalgar Space has become the Bansky Museum Barcelona. In the exhibition, which has been open to the public for 3 years, more than 100,000 people have been able to contemplate the faithful and life-size reproductions of more than 100 works of the mythical British artist.
With the opening of the museum, the aforementioned exhibition has become permanent, and has been expanded by 30 more works by the artist including "Venice in Oil", "Achís", "The Son of a Syrian Migrant", "Migrant Child", "You Loot, We Shoot" and "Parliament Involuted". The goal of the new museum dedicated to Bansky is to add his new creations as they appear, as is the case with the works he has created in Ukraine.
About Bansky and his work
Bansky is a globally recognized artist, although his identity is not known with certainty. According to a 2016 study by Queen Mary University of London, Banksy could be Robin Gunningham. What is clear is that, since he started his career between the years 1990 and 1994 as one of Bristol's DryBreadZ Crew (DBZ) along with Kato and Tes (two renowned artists of the street art scene), Bansky is the grand master of street art.
To better understand his work, we can read what Shepard Fairey said about it in Time magazine's Time 100 list: "Whatever line distinguishes art and language, Bansky paints over it to make it disappear, then stealthily repaints it in the least expected places. His works, whether he paints them on the streets, sells them in galleries, or hangs them in museums on the sly, are full of sparkle and metaphors that transcend the barriers of language. The images are bright and fun, yet so simple and accessible that even children can find meaning in them."
Bansky Museum Hours
- Every day of the week except Thursday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
- Thursday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.