Mr. Brainwash, sometimes known as MBW and otherwise known as Thierry Guetta, is one of American’s most popular ‘street art’ artists. Originally, an eccentric French videographer, Mr. Brainwash began his career in 1999 documenting the lives and work of various street artists such as Banksy and Shepard Farey. Shortly after his initial introduction to Banksy, Mr. Brainwash made the decision to transition between voyeur of arts to practical artist.
Mr. Brainwash’s uniformly subversive style fuses historic pop imagery and contemporary cultural iconography to create his own pop art – graffiti hybrid. The development of this style has catapulted the artist to international stardom. Mr. Brainwash’s first solo show ‘Life is Beautiful’ was held in Los Angeles in June 2008, showing over 100 works. Since then, Mr. Brainwash has collaborated with Madonna on her Greatest Hits album, as well as numerous other artists on the street art film ‘Exit through the Gift Shop’.
Mr. Brainwash currently lives and works in Los Angeles.