Blek le Rat
Blek le Rat (Xavier Prou) was born in Paris and studied painting and architecture. Blek was the first street artist to use the life-sized stencil. His main motivations are political and social consciousness and the desire to bring art to the people. Blek’s art, like Banksy’s, is playful, political and often provocative. In fact, Blek le Rat is the archetypal enfant terrible, undermining the establishment with his risqué imagery.