Kristián Mensa (artistic name Mr. Kriss) is a Czech dancer (b-boy) and illustrator.
As a dancer he is known for his distinctive expression and combination of lightness, elegance, flexibility and acrobatics. In October 2019 in Paris, he reached fourth place at the prestigious Red Bull Dance Your Style competition and has become a recognized dancer worldwide. He has also applied his movement in the commercial world, dancing for brands such as Louis Vuitton and Zara and working with artists such as Kylie Minogue, Rita Ora and Armand Amar, as well as choreographers such as Akram Khan and Yoann Bourgeois.
In his illustrations, he works with the often overlooked poetics in the everydayness to show how inspiring the world around us can be and how simplicity is an important tool for visual communication. He plays with words and different themes, and most often responds to current global events with his methaforical illustrations. He has had solo exhibitions in Prague, Bratislava, Frankfurt and Copenhagen and collaborations with brands such as Heinz, Pilot Pen and WWF.
Another of his achievements may be his inclusion in the US Huffington Post's 20 UNDER 20 or the Czech Forbes magazine's 30 UNDER 30. Kristián is also the recipient of the Silver Medal of the President of the Senate of the Czech Republic for "youthful courage and inspiration" for 2021 and was the subject of a feature-length documentary film "Mr. Kriss" by director Adolf Zika and Czech Television.
“I draw with my body on the floor and dance with a pencil on paper.“