About Mr Brainwash

Mr. Brainwash often abbreviated to MBW is a name used by Los Angeles-based filmmaker and street artist Thierry Guetta who was born in Garges les Gonesse, France, in 1967. Guetta’s uniformly subversive style fuses historic pop imagery and contemporary cultural iconography to create his version of a pop–graffiti art hybrid first popularized by other street artists. Working primarily with layers of screenprint and stencilled images, his compositions are emblematic of a graffiti wall inundated with 20th century iconography. He is both sly and playful in his juxtaposition of the cultural idols of the past (Einstein, Charlie ...

Exhibitions by Mr Brainwash

Mr Brainwash - Keep Smiling – Shepherd Market

19 April - 15 May 2018
Maddox Gallery, London is delighted to present new work by world renowned street artist Mr Brainwash. Keep Smiling will be the Los Angeles-based artist's first UK exhibition for six years and will ...

Mr Brainwash – Keep Smiling

Maddox Gallery, London is delighted to present new work by world renowned street artist Mr Brainwash. Keep Smiling will be the Los Angeles based artist’s first UK exhibition ...

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Mr. Brainwash often abbreviated to MBW is a name used by Los Angeles-based filmmaker and street artist Thierry Guetta who was born in Garges les Gonesse, France, in 1967. Guetta’s uniformly subversive style fuses historic pop imagery and contemporary cultural iconography to create his version of a pop–graffiti art hybrid first popularized by other street artists.

Working primarily with layers of screenprint and stencilled images, his compositions are emblematic of a graffiti wall inundated with 20th century iconography. He is both sly and playful in his juxtaposition of the cultural idols of the past (Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe) with the icons of today (Kate Moss, Madonna). The vibrant palette and imitation of pop artists like Andy Warhol and Keith Haring add a puckish wink.

To add to his intentionally derivative persona, Guetta uses a special signature and authentication on all of his artworks. All unique MBW artworks have his mantra “Life is Beautiful”, his thumbprint, hand-signature, and assigned dollar bill number sequence.

What the Critics Say
“Meet Mr Brainwash… the street artist taking over London” – The Evening Standard 2012 “Mr Brainwash: Banksy’s street-art protégé and his latest brainwave” – The Independent 2012

Exhibitions by Mr Brainwash

Maddox Gallery Editions

Mr Brainwash - Keep Smiling – Shepherd Market

19 April - 15 May 2018
Maddox Gallery, London is delighted to present new work by world renowned street artist Mr Brainwash. Keep Smiling will be the Los Angeles-based artist's first UK exhibition for six years and will ...
Westbourne Grove

Mr Brainwash - Keep Smiling

19 April - 16 May 2018
Maddox Gallery, London is delighted to present new work by world renowned street artist Mr Brainwash. Keep Smiling will be the Los Angeles-based artist's first UK exhibition for six years and will ...
Maddox Street

Mr Brainwash - Keep Smiling

19 April - 16 May 2018
Maddox Gallery, London is delighted to present new work by world renowned street artist Mr Brainwash. Keep Smiling will be the Los Angeles-based artist's first UK exhibition for six years and will ...

Videos of Mr Brainwash

Mr Brainwash – Keep Smiling

Maddox Gallery, London is delighted to present new work by world renowned street artist Mr Brainwash. Keep Smiling will be the Los Angeles based artist’s first UK exhibition ...

Mr Brainwash News

Maddox Gallery makes inaugural debut at Texas Contemporary Art Fair 2018

Maddox Gallery returns to Texas Contemporary Art Fair 2018

Maddox Gallery is pleased to offer our clients VIP passes to preview the fair on a first-come first-served basis.Over 70 top international, national, and regional galleries will be attending, and ...
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Maddox Gallery makes debut appearance at Art Market Hamptons 2018

Maddox Gallery is delighted to be exhibiting at Art Market Hamptons for the very first time. From the 5th to 8th July, we’ll be sharing works from some of the most ...
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Mr Brainwash mural on Ledbury Road

World-famous street artist brings artwork to life in celebration of solo show with Maddox Gallery Exhibition from 20 April – 14 May 2018 Maddox Gallery, Westbourne Grove & Maddox Gallery, Mayfair Coinciding with ...
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Maddox Gallery hosts latest Mr Brainwash exhibition ‘Keep Smiling’ across 3 London galleries

Maddox Gallery, London is delighted to present new work by world renowned street artist Mr Brainwash. Keep Smiling will be the Los Angeles-based artist's first UK exhibition for six years and will ...