Thierry Guetta (aka Mr. Brainwash) is a French born street artist famous for his works charged of joy and positivity.
He started his career as street artist after the 2010 film Exit Through the Gift Shop. Directed by Banksy, it featured Mr. Brainwash himself as protagonist.
Appropriating images from art history and popular culture, Mr. Brainwash merges stencil characters like Einstein and Charlie Chaplin with his iconic mottos like Life Is Beautiful and Follow Your Dreams.
Who is Mr. Brainwash?
Born in 1966 in Garges-lès-Gonesse in France, Mr. Brainwash is one of the most known street and pop artists worldwide. His artworks have reached popularity among art lovers, collectors and gallerists.
At the beginning of his career, Mr. Brainwash followed his cousin Invader, another iconic street artist, and met the leading artists of Street Art like Obey (Shepard Farey) and Banksy. While following all these artists like Invader, Obey and Banksy, Mr. Brainwash films his emerging career as an artist. Banksy directed the movie, in which it is possible to see every backstage of this process.
In 2008 Thierry Guetta organised his first solo exhibition to let the world know him as Mr. Brainwash. His first exhibition was set in Los Angeles, on Hollywood Walk of Fame Sunset Boulevard, inside a space of around 15,000 square-foot.
His first exhibition took place on the 18th of June 2008 and was called Life is Beautiful. During the majestic exhibition, Mr. Brainwahs showed the public more than 300 artworks counting paintings, prints and sculptures.
Thanks to this first exhibition, the artist started working exclusively on his artistic career, known as Mr. Brainwash worldwide.
Mr. Braiwash - Banksy: are the same person?
Since the beginning of his career, the identity of Bansky has been a mystery: no one really knows who hides behind the most iconic, irreverent and famous person in the Street Art scene. Consequently, due to his friendship with Mr Brainwash and the movie directed by Banksy to promote Mr. Baiwnwash as a new street artist in the art scene, people start assuming that Mr. Brainwash is actually Bansky.
The creation of one artwork, in particular, highlights the unique and close relationship between Banksy and Mr. Brainwash. The most famous artwork by Banksy, Girl with Balloon, is reworked by Mr. Brainwash several times but with different backgrounds, colours and details. With this subject of Banksy, Mr. Brainwash pays homage to one of his friends and one of the top artists of the Street Art scene.
Mr. Brainwash Art Museum
Starting in December 2022, Mr. Brainwash has opened his museum where visitors can admire immersive and multimedia installations and explore the artist production and evolution to enter the energetic and hopeful world of Thierry Guetta.
Mr. Braiwash Museum represents a beacon of hope and positivity, signifying how things can still thrive despite uncertainty. Mr. Brainwash Beverly Hills Museum is focused mainly on his art and poetics.
Mr. Brainwash - Art and Works
The art of Mr. Brainwash is best known for its joy, colours and the references he made to the most influential artists of the past and the current century. Some artists from whom Mr. Branwash draws inspiration are Andy Warhol, Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.
In addition to visual references, Mr. Brainwash artist is also known for including inside his art quotes and motivational phrases to express his love towards life and his optimistic vision of the world.
Mr. Brainwash - Life is Beautiful
One of the most iconic phrases and artwork by Mr. Brainwash is Life is Beautiful. Mr. Brainwash has realised several sculptures and artwork in which this iconic phrase appears. Life is Beautiful represents the artist poetry, sending positive messages and teaching the viewers not to give up because, as this artwork states: "life is beautiful".
Mr. Brainwash - Einstein
One of the most iconic subjects in Mr. Brainwash artistic production is the physician Albert Einstein. Thanks to Einstein, Mr. Braiwash spread another important message: Love is the Answer. Mr. Brainwash wants to diffuse a strong message of love and positivity thanks to his artwork dedicated to the famous Physicist, Albert Einstein.
In his Einstein artworks, Mr. Brainwash let the universal icon of genius hold up a sign in which it appears the emblematic phrase by Mr. Brainwash, Love is the Answer.
Mr. Brainwash - Spray Can
Mr. Brainwash is also known for the variety of support in his artistic production, from canvases to walls, via mirrors and spray cans. Over the years, Mr. Brainwash homages his primary tool to make art by elevating it to an authentic work of art.
The spray cans realized by Mr. Brainwash have different subjects: from the classic ones like Einstein, Chaplin and the Marvel characters to iconic city symbols like in Mr. Brainwash Liberty spray can.
Mr. Brainwash - Everyday Life
Another important character of Mr. Brainwash artistic production is the chimpanzee protagonist of the cycle of artwork Everyday Life. Mr. Brainwash let the stencilled monkey write the iconic phrases on a wall - like Follow your Dream, Smile or Follow your Heart.
Once more, thanks to the monkey, Mr. Brainwash reinforces the messages of his art full of positivity and love for life.
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