Mr Brainwash is a somewhat controversial figure in the art world. The star of Banksy's "Exit through the Gift Shop" documentary/film, which followed MBW's pursuit of street artists work and eventual evolution into an 'artist' himself, MBW has been called a copy cat and even a Banksy stunt. The jury is still out on that one but everyone definitely has their own idea or conspiracy theory about MBW's rise to fame in the art world. Nevertheless, the show gains significant press interest and we were intrigued to see for ourselves.
The exhibition began before you even step foot in the door - the whole of the outside of the building has been covered in stencils and graffiti, including a huge Beatles mural, and it only served as a taster for what is inside. Inside we found an exhibition space over run with art...it was pretty overwhelming! Not an inch of the interior has been spared...transfers, tags, artwork & stickers COVER the walls, windows and visible surfaces! As if that wasn't incredible enough the actual exhibits were amazing, capturing references from all your favorite pop icons and nostalgic characters with paint and stencilling splashed all over it. It was collage gone mad!? As soon as we walked in we were greeted by a huge buffalo sculpture covered in collaged pop art images such as Micky Mouse and Obama dressed as Superman!? Miss Moss (my fave) also seemed to continually pop up in schizophrenic collage works. There was a lot of recurring imagery and a real theme of art is love mixed with 20th century icons...
|John and Yoko|
|Always great to see people out wearing Junk Food star wars tees!|
With the amount of art around me it was hard not to get snap happy with my iPhone...so you know...i didn't hold back... ;)
To be continued tomorrow.....
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