Better late than never. I have just seen Banksy´s documentary: Exit Through the Gift Shop which was already shown at the Sundance in 2010. After seeing some works of Mr. Brainwash at the Opera Gallery the other day, I just had to see it. It´s supposed to be the story of his evolution from an eccentric French shop keeper to a world-renowned street artist.
I love underdog stories like these. I do find myself cheering for people who came out of nowhere and then boom, suddenly being tossed in a sort of X-factor limelight. I guess it just gives me some form of catharsis. But you know what´s different about Thierry Guetta, a.k.a Mr. Brainwash? Well aside from the fact, that he didn´t look young and hip, he didn´t plan to be an artist. It just came to be.
I had been feeling rather sleepy lately
And I had been doubling my caffeine intake to battle the drowsiness but unfortunately coffee in London is a bit too light for my taste. I prefer strong Spanish cortado which gives you a quick punch on the face jabbing to say Despiertate!
Uhm, I miss the food and the sun in Spain but after reading Adriane Searle´s article about The Drain in Spain: the country´s art crisis in the Guardian, I can´t help but nod at my decision to leave the sunny shores of Alicante to be here. They are all leaving, I thought. I will learn more about art here. But I am still sleepppy.
Spending time in the art library without anyone to talk to does not help so I thought of changing my routine for the day. Read More »