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It is called Thierry Guetta and was born in Paris in 1966 but everyone knows him as Mr. Brainwash, one of the most important artists of contemporary urban art. In 2014 he exhibited for the first time in Spain with the Gallery 3 Punts (Barcelona) and he will be on February at the 10th anniversary edition of the fair Art Madrid.

 

Life is Beautiful. Mr. Brainwash.

3Punts Gallery works for almost 20 years in the promotion of contemporary art in its various forms. Directed by Javier López and Eduard Duran, pays special attention to the work of new artists, no forgetting established career artists. In 2014 he made a great signing, the acclaimed street artist Mr. Brainwash.

 
With his hat and settled behind his camera, the French immigrant Thierry Guetta started collecting images about was what happening on the streets of Los Angeles, more specifically in its walls. They were the 90s of last century and graffiti flooded the cities. Obey, Space Invader and Banksy appeared in the media for their critical messages, its appropriation, its literal invasion of public space ... and, soon after, his arrival to the galleries, museums, and art criticism.

Tomato Spray. Mr. Brainwash.

 

Loving urban art, Guetta joined Shepard Fiery and traveled the world recording their stencils and wall paintings, his works and those of all urban artists who they crossed with... and so met Banksy, an essential influence who encouraged him to take another step, leaving the camera and creating his own signature: Mr. Brainwash was born.
 
With stickers, stencils and modifying and creating serial works already produced by others, Mr. Brainwash employs 25 assistants for help to "customize" great art that he scans, copy and paste with his style created to "wash the brain. He made a mega exhibition in 2008, Life is Beautiful, with a relentless communication strategy: a phrase from his friend Banksy: "Mr. Brainwash is a force of nature, is a phenomenon and I'm not saying in a good way. "
 
Media focused on L.A. and Mr.Brainwash, Madonna entrusts him the cover of his album Celebration in 2009 and in 2010 will end up being the protagonist of the documentary Exit trough the gift shop, made from footage recorded by Guetta and edited by Banksy. The movie got an Oscar nomination.

 

Mona Linesa. Mr. Brainwash.

 

Soon they come multitudinous exhibitions as Icons, Under Construction,... Mr. Brainwash exhibited in New York, Miami, Toronto, at the Olympic Games in London, Cape Town ... His work came to Spain, for the first time in November with 3 Punts Gallery in Barcelona and it also comes to Art Madrid 15 next February. 3Punts proposal brings his most representative works, with their POP stamp, silkscreen on canvas, cardboard and paper, icons of contemporary culture passed through the washing-brain of this graffiti artist.
 

Besides the works of Mr. Brainwash, 3 Punts Gallery brings Blek Le Rat, Efraïm Rodríguez, Gerard Mas, Ramón Surinyac, Samuel Salcedo y Sito Mújica.

 
David. Blek Le Rat.

 

In Art Madrid, we love art in all its aspects. Therefore, on the occasion of our 15th anniversary and thanks to Cooltourspain.com , visitors at Art Madrid’20 will have the possibility to enjoy a free guided tour of urban art to discover the street art hidden by Lavapiés, one of the most multicultural and colourful neighbourhoods of Madrid.

With the code ARTMADRID2020

and your ticket to the Art Madrid’20 fair, you can enjoy "Street art Tour Lavapiés" for free, on days 26th, 27th and 28th of February at 11:00 a.m. The capacity is limited, so do not doubt, book your place at Cooltourspain.com Once the confirmation is received, you just have to go with your open eyes to enjoy this magnificent experience.

Street art is the expression of art in public spaces either in the form of murals in restored buildings; graffiti; street painting or curated artistic actions. What are the backstories of each artist? What are the social issues affecting our city? This social, cultural and educational project was born in 2016 to answer these questions and show the message hidden by the works of art of so many national and international artists who have painted the Embajadores neighbourhood. It became the first daily street art tour in Madrid.

Cooltourspain will show you the Spanish capital in an alternative way and its guides will share their knowledge about the best street art in the Lavapiés and Malasaña areas. In the same way, its Foundation collaborates with non-profit projects and local associations so that people at risk of social exclusion can learn the techniques used by Madrid graffiti artists. The tour lasts two hours and begins at the Valle Inclán Theater Entrance.