John Matos Crash


USA ( 1961 - )


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Born in 1961 in New York City, a true pioneer of the Graffiti art movement. "Crash's" work was discovered in a most unconventional way, through the murals he spray painted on subway cars, basketball courts and on the walls of buildings in dilapidated neighborhoods. Using the IRT subway system as his launching pad, Crash established a visual link between the underground street life and the world above. By the middle of 1989, at the age of 28, "Crash" had been featured in dozens of one man shows and group shows at galleries and museums around the world. Crash's paintings reflected the influences of the great pop artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol. Yet, they are convincingly original, retaining the humor and power. Many of crash's murals and works of art are now exhibited and collected by many private and public collections throughout the world. Museums such as the Groninger Museum, Groningen, Holland, the Ludwig Museum, Kassel, Germany, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y., the Brooklyn Museum, New York, N.Y., the Scottsdale Museum of contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Az., The New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, La, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, see Crash as more than an Ex-Graffiti artist who turned to painting on canvas. He is seen as a visionary creating puzzles of life waiting to be discovered and solved. Visit his exclusive distributor for a more informative analysis of the artist and his works of art.