Tag: Mr. Brainwash

Mr. Brainwash Brainwashes in the Banksy Film: Exit Through the Gift Shop

3 years ago
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Mr. Brainwash Brainwashes in the Banksy Film: Exit Through the Gift Shop

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.

Poster. Photo by Spencer Hickman Read More »

My Coffee-break and Rich Simmons at the Opera Gallery in London

3 years ago
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My Coffee-break and Rich Simmons at the Opera Gallery in London

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 »