Mr. Brainwash is the moniker of filmmaker and Street Pop artist Thierry Guetta. Born in France in 1966 and based in the U.S., Mr. Brainwash has been pushing pop culture’s envelope for almost a decade, bringing his art to the street, the gallery, and on screen. Collectors first became aware of the artist in the highly popular documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” which was directed by the renowned graffiti artist Banksy. It was later nominated for an Academy Award.
Armed with wheat paste, spray cans, brushes and paint buckets, Mr. Brainwash put aside the camera and started attacking the streets in 2006 with stencils and posters of beloved icons and quickly becoming a renowned figure in the burgeoning street art scene.
Now, Mr. Brainwash has brought his street art to six continents and attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors to his massive solo art shows. He has created cover artwork, album campaigns, music videos, and installations for a variety of the most iconic figures and brands including Madonna, Michael Jackson, Dalai Lama, The White House, Coca Cola, Levis, Mercedes, Product Red, and many others.
Mr. Brainwash is unlike any artist today. His shows are journeys – self-guided tours through a pop culture wonderland: colorful and beautiful. His artwork is a pure sensory experience and like so many of the subjects depicted in Mr. Brainwash’s art, his works are timeless, reflecting human aspirations and the voice that screams, “Follow Your Dreams.”