michaelcoyote wrote >>
I'll also say that I don't think Vinchen is a straight up ripoff of Banksy..
That's a pretty harsh assessment I think.. I just think that they could be better about differentiating themself with more interesting work.
Yeah I don't think that ripoff sums it up correctly. Influenced by is a given due tot he nature of his work. every artist has influences that come directly from art history books as well as the current artists of the time. I see major differences in the application betweent he two artists.
Also to speak on the point of all stencil artists being the same. I guess I will agree that there are differences, but oon traditional one, two, and three color stencil artists there are only so many ways to tweak that process to distinguish yourself.
Just like the artist refrenced that uses found objects as stencils. I also use this method often in my work, but I consider this a part of my process and not being a stencil artist. I also use stencils often in my work, bbt would never consider myself a stencil artist. I actually in my case consider it more of a cross over from my graphic design background. This mostly due to the fact I design what becomes my stencils on a computer and then have a machine cut them. So I feel that by taking the human element out of cutting the stencil it becomes more of a process in the end than a definition of my style or what have you. So yes agreed stencil artists vary in process, visuals, and messages/content. However the theory and application of stencils is limited by nature and design.