Mr. Brainwash, whose real name is Thierry Guetta, is a contemporary artist known for his street art and pop art. He was born in France in 1966 and grew up in a family involved in the textile business.

Although Mr. Brainwash did not receive formal art education, he developed a passion for graffiti and street art. He began documenting street artists in the 1990s and quickly befriended figures such as Banksy and Shepard Fairey. His interest in street art eventually led to his own creative explorations.

In 2008, Mr. Brainwash organized his first major solo exhibition, titled “Life is Beautiful,” in Los Angeles. The event garnered significant attention and propelled Mr. Brainwash into the spotlight of the art world. His work often includes reimaginings of famous artworks and iconic images, with a playful and ironic twist.

Critics have taken various stances on Mr. Brainwash’s work, with some considering it a sincere contribution to the art world, while others view it as a commercial exploitation of street art and popular culture. Despite the controversy, Mr. Brainwash remains an influential figure in the contemporary art scene, with exhibitions worldwide and a lasting impact on the street art movement.