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KEEP IT REAL November 20 – December 31, 2020

ARTWORKS BY

MR. BR AIN WASH


NEW RIVER FINE ART KEEP IT REAL

KEEP IT REAL: Artworks by Mr. Brainwash Presented by New River Fine Art delivers a sumptuous array of graphic reverence dedicated to the prevailing king of conducive play.

Mr. Brainwash wrangles with our collective psyche to commandeer our mind’s eye as he thrusts forward a vivacious encounter of his fragmented explosions of popular culture psychodelia. The showmanship

and personality flows from hand to canvas in such an unequivocal way, that nothing is obscured in the

transmission of transcendental pop art pizzazz. The viewer steps into an alternative macrocosm of bold color, graffiti style markings, and splatter paint piece de resistance. Black stencils, silkscreened iconology, and audacious street art aesthetics gyrate and pulse within an indefatigable composition.

Undertones of Norman Rockwell inspired, but rebellious American nostalgia harmonizes within the congruence of the artworks selected for the exhibition. Mr. Brainwash deliberately channels perceptible

Banksy eye-candy. The depictions of Balloon Girl, Flower Thrower, Albert Einstein, Mickey Mouse, and others

are beseeched by his imperious magnetism, and conjured like visual street art stencil apparitions through some sort of pop art séance.

Faux tags, throw-ups, and fabricated graffiti are amok, but are juxtaposed with one liner motivational quotes.

They intermingle like contentions of encouragement. Lacking any kind of overt and contemptuous tones, the farce is more in line with ironic whimsy, than embezzled imagery.

Mr. Brainwash has mastered the art of bespattering his artwork with an anti-bantam genuflection. Held in high regard, the signature aesthetic is exclusory, but abetted by certain Street Art compatriots.

In “Everyday Life”, a front facing chimpanzee on a 1950’s Coca Cola freezer relic, is poised and blatantly

giving a visual voice to a “Follow Your Dream” defacement turned embraced mantra; spray painted like a Bedtime for Bonzo dictum.

“Bansky Thrower”, a 34 x 30-inch silkscreen and mixed media on vandalized canvas and frame, has no

qualms sampling the Banksy Flower Thrower, complete with his civil society black bandana that masks

the irrelevancy of individual identity. Instead of flowers or a (Molotov cocktail), Mr. Brainwash interjects a sense of haughtiness. Contemporary literature plays substitute within the compositional equation, an Art

for Dummies instructional is an easily inconspicuous visual epigram volleyed to both viewer and fictitious inquisitor.

“Chaplin”, a 44 x 30-inch silkscreen and mixed media on canvas, emphasizes the reigning king of silent

film era comedy, English comedian, Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin is considered one of the most important and influential figures in the history of comedic film. In Mr. Brainwash’s adulation to this comedic genius, the notorious toothbrush moustache retains center stage, bolstering the hilarious smirk of inculpability.

An eclectic mix of over two dozen Vandalized Canvases, silkscreen and mixed media on canvas and paper, KEEP IT REAL: Artworks by Mr. Brainwash Presented by New River Fine Art shimmers in a complex, but coherent manifestation of ravaging splatter painted humorous mischievousness. More anticommercial

pageantry than glorified gaudiness, KEEP IT REAL is a more matured and obvious au courant aesthetic. New

River Fine Art hosts an exhibition that propels the ordinary ogler into an artistic fever of pop punk piquancy.

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— Lisa Burgess


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MR. BRAINWASH ARTIST BIO

For more than a decade, Thierry Guetta, under his moniker, Mr. Brainwash, has been pushing the envelope of contemporary art. The orchestrated collision of street art and pop art has been his balancing act. The tipping point for Mr. Brainwash was his groundbreaking footage from the widely-acclaimed documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop. This Academy-nominated film demonstrates the evolution of the street art movement with Mr. Brainwash, who, alongside Banksy, brings the art to the masses. Mr. Brainwash rocked the art world with his innovative and fearless style. He uses elements from pop art’s past and the raw components of his street art beginnings to create larger-than-life exhibitions and collaborations. Mr. Brainwash’s imaginative construction of gallery exhibitions and art shows throughout the world has continued to attract the attention of critics and celebrities alike. Navigating between worlds of film, celebrity culture, music, and sports, Mr. Brainwash has designed album covers for Madonna, Rick Ross, and KYGO. His artwork was featured in films and television productions such as Molly’s Game, Billions, Shameless, and the Kardashians. Mr. Brainwash’s talents are showcased in creative partnerships with powerhouse brands like Hublot, Coca Cola, and Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee. He also collaborated with world known soccer player Pelé, who joined the artist in splattering paint on select artwork. While undertaking worldwide solo exhibitions and residency at Art Basel each year, Mr. Brainwash creates opportunities to engage the public in the world of art. To that end, Mr. Brainwash has traveled across the globe for speaking engagements and seminars including addresses at UCLA, Columbia University and Semi Permanent, Australia’s largest creative conference. Mr. Brainwash’s passion extends his commitment to giving back to the community. He continues to donate artwork in support of the Los Angeles LGBT center, created commemorative 9/11 murals to honor the victims, and partnered with Product RED to raise AIDS awareness. Mr. Brainwash also lends his yearly support to organizations such as the Prince’s Trust for the benefit of vulnerable youth. He met with former First Lady Michelle Obama in support of her organization, “Let Girls Learn” that helps adolescent girls attend and complete school. He was also honored to meet privately with Pope Francis in Rome to raise funds for Scholas, the Pope’s personal foundation to serve the youth of the world. Mr. Brainwash continues his journey and “Time Will Tell”. 7


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Einstein

Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Paper 30 x 22 Inches - Signed by Artist

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Everyday Life

Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Paper 22 x 22 Inches - Signed by Artist

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Balloon Girl

Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Paper 30 x 22 Inches - Signed by Artist

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Bridgitte Bardot

Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Paper 36 x 30 Inches - Signed by Artist

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AmeriCan Dream

Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Paper 38 x 50 Inches - Signed by Artist

Banksy Thrower

Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Paper 36 x 36 Inches - Signed by Artist

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With All My Love

Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Paper 22 x 22 Inches - Signed by Artist

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Mixed Wall

Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Paper 32 x 70 Inches - Signed by Artist

Mixed Wall

Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Paper 30 x 70 Inches - Signed by Artist

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Chaplin

Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Paper 50 x 38 Inches - Signed by Artist

Balloon Girl

Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Paper 30 x 22 Inches - Signed by Artist

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Work Well Together

Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Framed Canvas 30 x 26 Inches - Signed by Artist

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Caught Red-Handed

Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Canvas 44 x 30 Inches - Signed by Artist

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Chaplin

Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Canvas 44 x 30 Inches - Signed by Artist

Love is in the Air

Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Canvas 42 x 28 Inches - Signed by Artist

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Everyday Life

Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Framed Canvas 44 x 32 Inches - Signed by Artist

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Banksy Thrower

Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Framed Canvas 34 x 30 Inches - Signed by Artist

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Keep it Real

Stencil on Framed Canvas 33 x 29 Inches - Signed by Artist

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LIfe is a Comic Book

Neon Lightbulb and Mixed Media on Canvas in Plexiglass 30 x 30 Inches - Signed by Artist

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Life Is A Splash

Neon Lightbulb and Acrylic in Plexiglass 36 x 36 Inches - Signed by Artist

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Torn Spray Can

Silkscreen and Watercolor on Paper 30 x 22 Inches - Signed by Artist

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Marilyn Monroe Trio

Silkscreen on Paper 24 x 48 Inches - Signed by Artist



Poppy

Silkscreen on Paper 22 x 30 Inches - Signed by Artist

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Stay Safe

Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Paper 40 x 38 Inches - Signed by Artist

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Chaplin - Blue Splash

Marble-Painted Bronze Sculpture with Acrylic Splashes 25 x 13 x 9 Inches - Signed and Numbered by Artist

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Balloon Heart - Chrome Pink

Chrome-Painted Polished Bronze on Marble Base 17 x 16 x 10 Inches - Signed and Numbered by Artist

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Life Is Beautiful - Hard Candy Red

Chrome-Painted Cast Resin Sculpture 11 x 17 x 4 Inches - Signed and Numbered by Artist

Life Is Beautiful - Hard Candy Blue

Chrome-Painted Cast Resin Sculpture 11 x 17 x 4 Inches - Signed and Numbered by Artist

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Beagle

Chrome-Painted Cast Resin Sculpture 30 x 27 x 24 Inches - Signed by Artist

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The World Is Beautiful - Pink

Silkscreen Edition Print on Paper 30 x 22 Inches - Signed and Numbered by Artist

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The World Is Beautiful - Red

Silkscreen Edition Print on Paper 30 x 22 Inches - Signed and Numbered by Artist

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The World Is Beautiful - Blue

Silkscreen Edition Print on Paper 30 x 22 Inches - Signed and Numbered by Artist

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