Banksy Van Gogh

2010

Mr Brainwash

Mr Brainwash (b 1966) is a French born Los Angeles based self-taught artist Thierry Guetta. He started as a filmmaker documenting life and namely street art around him. In the process, he befriended both Shepard Fairey and Banksy. Speaking about the outcome, a documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop” is a must to watch to get a sneak peek into the making of street art. Current artwork “Banksy Van Gogh” was part of his Los Angeles show “Life is beautiful” and it depicts the notorious street artist Banksy in Vincent van Gogh´s (1853-1890) bedroom in Arles. The Dutch artist’s oil painting “The Bedroom” (1888) was made in the Yellow House in France and the artist was rather pleased with it. Mr Brainwash is a master of creating new artworks combining the existing layers of art and culture. His name describes rather well what he does – brainwash, creating confusion, recognition and humour.

Mr Brainwash (s 1966) on Prantsuse päritolu Los Angeleses elav iseõppinud kunstnik Thierry Guetta. Ta alustas filmitegijana dokumenteerides elu ja täpsemalt teda ümbritsevat tänavakunsti. Protsessi käigus sai ta tuttavaks nii Shepard Fairey kui ka Banksyga. Rääkides tulemustest, on dokumentaalfilm “Exit Through the Gift Shop” kohustuslik vaatamine, et tänavakunsti telgitagustest aimu saada. Käesolev teos “Banksy van Gogh” pärineb tema Los Angelese näituselt “Life is beautiful” ja kujutab kurikuulsat tänavakunstnikku Banksyt Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) Arles magamistoas. Hollandi kunstniku õlimaal “The Bedroom” (1888) valmis Prantsusmaal Kollases majas ning kunstnik oli sellega üpris rahul. Mr Brainwash on uute kunstiteoste loomise meister kombineerides olemasolevaid kunsti ja kultuuri kihte. Tema nimi kirjeldab üsna täpselt seda, mida ta teeb – ajupesu, luues segadust, äratundmist ja huumorit.