For more than a decade Thierry Guetta, under his moniker, Mr. Brainwash, has been pushing the envelope of contemporary art. The orchestrated collision of street art and pop art has been his balancing act. The tipping point for Mr. Brainwash was his ground-breaking footage from the widely acclaimed documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop. This Academy nominated film demonstrates the evolution of the street art movement with Mr. Brainwash, who, alongside Banksy, brings art to the masses.
He uses elements from pop art’s past and the raw components of his street art beginnings to create larger than life exhibitions and collaborations. His shows are journeys – self-guided tours through a pop culture wonderland. The imaginative construction of gallery exhibitions and art shows throughout the world has continued to attract the attention of critics and celebrities alike.
Navigating between worlds of film, celebrity culture, music, and sports, Mr. Brainwash has designed album covers for Madonna and Rick Ross. His artwork was featured in films and television productions such as Molly’s Game and Shameless. Mr. Brainwash’s talents are showcased in creative partnerships with brands like Hublot and Coca Cola and collaborated with world renowned soccer player Pele. And he has travelled across the globe for speaking engagements and seminars including addresses at UCLA, Columbia University, and Semi Permanent, Australia’s largest creative conference.
Mr. Brainwash’s passion extends his commitment to giving back to the community. He continues to donate artwork in support of the Los Angeles LGBT center, as well as create commemorative 9/11 murals to honor the victims, and has partnered with Product RED to raise AIDS awareness. He lends his yearly support to organizations such as the Prince’s Trust for the benefit of vulnerable youth. He also met with First Lady Michelle Obama in support of her organization “Let Girls Learn” that helps adolescent girls attend and complete school. He was also honored to meet privately with Pope Francis in Rome to raise funds for Scholas, a foundation to serve the youth of the world.