Communicative Artists


  • Witty play on words
  • Powerful
  • Symbolism
  • Often about politics, everyone can engage
  • Controversial

So powerful I love the way the message was delivered well done Banksy!!!:

Inspired by BANKSY:

  • Graphic of person and shadow
  • The shadow represents the subconscious dreams, scary nightmares, references how children can sometimes be scared of their own shadow


Erik Ravelo:

  • Political
  • Controversial
  • Shock factor

political art! Love this piece.  The first one, pedophiles in the catholic church, child prostitution in Thailand, child army recruitment in Syria, child organ trafficking, free guns in USA and child obesity.:

Inspired by:

  • Child hanging off their figurative dreams
  • Opposes controversiality of above pieces but reflects how important dreams are for children – they are almost dependent on them


Tracy Emin:

  • Controversial

Tracey Emin: My Bed (1998): Tracey shows us her own bed, in all its embarrassing glory. Empty booze bottles, fag butts, stained sheets, worn panties: the bloody aftermath of a nervous breakdown. By presenting her bed as art, Tracey Emin shares her most personal space, revealing she’s as insecure and imperfect as the rest of the world.:

More from Tracey Emin:

Inspired by:

  • Clutter – cluttered mind, dreams help a cluttered mind
  • Clutter on the bed being pushed off