It might not be in his usual street art context, but Banksy’s still making new pieces, this time in his house amidst the coronavirus lockdown.
We’re on week five of lockdown now? I think? All this time being confined to your own home can stifle your creativity – though Banksy has proven you can find inspiration even in the most unlikely of places.
Last Friday he posted a fresh work onto his Instagram page that we’ll call ‘rat art piece’. It’s now amassed over 2 million likes and its caption reads ‘my wife hates when I work from home’.
While an obvious poke at the bizarre circumstances, and the huge increase in employees now doing their jobs remotely from their living rooms, this is also a notably more comical piece than a typical Banksy. It’s a welcome moment of artistic humour that’s needed in these strange times, though I wouldn’t recommend you try and recreate this for yourself.