Don't get us wrong, we like Banksy just fine. We followed his every move last year as he turned the entire city of New York into an outdoor exhibition. There are many reasons to love the anonymous street art king , from his social crusades to his innovative use of the internet as gallery space. He's just far from the only street artist to be utilizing these tools, even on a massive scale. Last month The Guardian covered Bambi, a woman street artist they dubbed "the female Banksy.
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I f there is a gender disparity in the art world, it is all the more acute in street art. While some claim the physical danger of working outdoors makes women reluctant to participate, artists like Swoon, Vexta, ELLE and Maya Hayuk have battled through, undeterred by discrimination both on the street and in galleries. She set out to make work as feminine as her nom de plume, her artwork often including images of powerful warrior women, characters she feels protect her on the streets. Maturing as an artist, she feels it has become her duty to provide positive female representation in the arts.
The motherland of street art, your favorite daily updates, check the latest walls, exhibitions, books and much more. The world is one. Zabou is a young French creative artist currently living in London.