For those who enjoy street art, you’re in for a treat. For those of you who enjoy good entertainment, you’re also in for a treat. In fact, for those of you that enjoying living and breathing on this earth, you’re in for a treat. How? Why? Catch a Mr Brainwash exhibition and all will be revealed.
Mr Brainwash is the pseudonym for the controversial LA-based filmmaker and street artist Thierry Guetta. He came to prominence in Banksy’s Oscar nominated documentary ‘Exit through the Gift Shop’ and his exhibitions have provoked widespread debate with many in the art world claiming he is not a true ‘artist’. The best way to describe his work is a “ cultural mishmash of pop imagery and cultural iconography, with splatters of paint over every square inch” (wahorlian.com)
We’ve been intrigued by Mr Brainwash for some time, so when we heard he was setting up shop at the old Royal Mail sorting office in Holborn, we jumped at the chance to go down and see for ourselves what all the fuss was about.
The exhibition was a weird and wonderful array of work featuring many cult figures from the past, large exuberant horses and even larger rubber gorillas, even the queen made an appearance, dressed regal from head-to-toe aptly holding a union jack spray can.
The man himself was also present, signing autographs and chatting about his work, something all too rare nowadays.
We loved the work on show, and if Mr Brainwash is not as the art world claim a true ‘artist’, then he certainly is an entertainer. (Cheers Mate)
( Written by Sebastian Morale )