“I draw with my body on the floor and dance with a pencil on paper.“
Kristián Mensa, also known as Mr. Kriss, is a Prague-born artist and dancer whose Ghanaian roots infuse his work with an irresistible vitality. With a passion for self-expression that belies his years, he has forged a reputation as a global creative force.
As a dancer, Mr. Kriss blends the raw power of breakdancing with a fluid grace and lightness that defies gravity. From the heights of the Eurovision Song Contest to the streets of Paris, where he thrilled millions at Red Bull Dance Your Style in 2019, his performances leave audiences breathless. Collaborating with luminaries such as Kylie Minogue and Rita Ora, he has become a sought-after talent, dancing for brands like Zara and Louis Vuitton.
As an illustrator, Mr. Kriss transforms everyday objects into works of wonder that burst with playfulness and creativity. His unique perspective has earned him solo exhibitions across Europe, and commissions from top brands including Heinz and WWF UK.
This young artist's exceptional talent has earned him many accolades, including a Silver Medal from the President of the Czech Senate in 2021. He has also been recognized on prestigious lists like 20under20 by HuffPost and 30under30 by Forbes Czech Republic. His life and work have been celebrated in a documentary film, "Mr. Kriss," released in 2021. With a spirit as boundless as his talent, Mr. Kriss continues to inspire, captivate, and push the boundaries of what is possible.