【Banksy】跨界為Hip Hop音樂人設計服飾 英國國旗要諷剌的是…

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談及Banksy,一般人的印象應該離不開叛逆。這位英國藝術家以塗鴉起家,去年更有在拍賣會上自毀畫作的經典事跡。最近,Banksy更把其反叛個性帶到服裝設計,為英國Hip Hop音樂人Stormzy親自定製黑白英國國旗防刺背心。原來,這位塗鴉大師以英國國旗進行創作,諷刺政治,早已為其常用摜技。

英國藝術家Banksy一向以叛逆姿態遊走於體制邊緣。多年來,他以塗鴉創作,除了是要明刀明槍試探法律底線外,作品更一直批判社會,帶出反戰,反法西斯以至無政府主義等思想。正如他自己所言,塗鴉作為「下層階級的報復」,用以對上層藝術宣戰,不為消費主義收編。去年經典一幕至今仍然難忘,Banksy在倫敦蘇富比拍賣會上,即場碎掉以千萬港元成交的噴漆畫作《Girl with a Balloon》,除了成為藝壇一時熱話外,背後更明顯有挑戰建制的意味。

Banksy在蘇富比拍賣會上碎掉的《Girl with a Balloon 》畫作。(IG@banksy)

Banksy的叛逆基因除了在塗鴉作品中可見一斑外,最近更首次見於服裝設計之中。日前,他為英國饒舌歌手Stormzy度身訂造舞台服裝,消息一出已引起熱烈討論,今次Banksy選擇以黑白英國國旗為題設計防刺背心,兩者相融惹來不少政治解讀:先是近期英國持刀犯罪案猖獗,單是今年頭兩個月,倫敦已發生9宗持刀傷人事件以及12宗殺人事件,所以Banksy的設計用上防刺背心,不禁讓人進一步猜想,這位塗鴉大師是否有意借服裝諷刺倫敦治安問題。

英國歌手Stormzy穿上由Banksy設計的防刺背心,在Glastonbury Festiva音樂節上演出。(Dezeen)

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Last night I headlined Glastonbury in a stab-proof vest custom made by the greatest, most iconic living artist on planet earth, the one and only BANKSY. I opened my set with words of encouragement from my hero and ultimate inspiration and the greatest rapper to ever grace planet Earth Jay-Z. I got to sing with the most incredible and legendary man I know - Chris Martin - a man who’s genius I am so in awe of that it makes me go to studio and try to emulate him. Raleigh Ritchie - one of our country’s greatest musical talents thank you my brother. Dave & Fredo - I love you my brothers, UK’s finest rappers, thank you from my heart for helping me light up the stage and making one of the most beautiful moments our culture has seen. Thank you to my lil brother @djtiiny theres no way in hell I could do this without you you have my back always and I’m so proud of you - you are my brother in arms we go to war together I appreciate you. To Bronski, Amber, Misty, Trev, Kojo, Tim, James, Sam & my whole tour/creative/production team I appreciate you all and I’m forever grateful. To my band and to my amazing choir who have worked tireless and given this their everything all whilst sounding flawless, effortless and amazing I appreciate you all very much I can’t do this without you. Massive thank yous to: the W.A.R dance crew you lot are now my brothers thank you for bringing a God-sent energy that I truly needed. To Princess K - you are a superstar, the crowd went absolutely crazy for you and I’m so excited to watch you take the world by storm. To Ballet Black, the grace, beauty and feeling you blessed the world with yesterday was felt in the hearts of millions. To Mac, Trizzy, Bobby, C1, Flipz my BikeStormz family I’m so happy the world got to see you lots talent and skills - you just showed the world about bikelife - be very fucking proud. To Big TJ & James for getting me ready and prepared for the energy this set would need. To the whole of my #MERKY team - my family who hold me down and have my back till the end. THANK YOU GUYS, THANK YOU GOD. I am proud of myself and I feel blessed and fulfilled and purposeful. Your Glastonbury 2019 headliner, over and out. 🎤❤️

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除了暗諷英國持刀暴力議題,亦有人推測,Banksy以暗黑色調塗畫國旗,是對現今英國首相熱門接任人約翰遜表示不滿。Banksy於6月曾在社交平台上傳新作,以關上的鐵捲門配上脫落的「KEEP OUT」字句,諷刺英國脫歐亂象,事隔一個月後,Banksy再發表暗黑英國國旗設計,難怪人們有這樣聯想。至於服裝是否如大眾猜測,暗示了藝術家對這位主張「硬脫歐」的前英國外相當不滿,就只有Banksy自己才知道。

作品上,老鼠手持脫落的「T」字,諷刺英國脫歐鬧劇。(IG@banksy)

Banksy借國旗諷刺社會議題,原來「早有前科」。早於2012年,這位藝術家為紀念英女王伊莉莎白二世登基鑽禧,曾在雜貨店外牆完成《Union Jack Child Labor》塗鴉作品。該作品以童工跪地縫製英國國旗為主題,不免讓人聯想起昔日英國工業革命時期的童工問題,亦喚起了大眾對當代童工議題的關注。

然而,作品最為人爭議的,不在其政治訊息,而是於2013年發生的一段小插曲:當時,塗鴉牆身被整幅拆卸,送到美國Fine Art Auctions Miami進行拍賣,最後更以逾一百萬美元高價成交。如今看來,這件事對反資本主義的Banksy來說,實在相當諷刺。

Banksy《Union Jack Child Labor》塗鴉作品。(Hypebeast)

Banksy在發表《Union Jack Child Labor》數週後,接續於Pictures on Walls網站上發表作品《Er...》。與前者一脈相承的是,兩副畫作均用上英國國旗元素。這次,他以溶解的英國國旗作背景,紅藍顏料不規則往下流淌,再配上點題的疑問詞,似乎是欲借此對英國前景提出質疑。

Banksy《Er...》畫作。(Hypebeast)

最近,英國政治前景依然未明,脫歐談判更是逼在眉睫。一向心繫英國政事的Banksy,往後會否再以英國國旗諷刺國家陰暗面?就讓我們拭目以待。



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