Le Grand Jeu is pleased to welcome John “Crash” Matos for a dedication meeting around the latest books that illustrate his work, on the occasion of his visit to France for the exhibition “Genesis” at the Speerstra Gallery Paris.
JOHN CRASH MATOS
A child of the Bronx, born in 1961, John Crash Matos took part in the graffiti movement from an early age. As he meets Keith Haring in particular, Crash nurtures beautiful artistic ambitions but above all, a style of his own: fascinated by comics, pop-art and band-artdesigned, Crash processes color in an explosive way and blossoms into saturated compositions with undeniable energy. Since 1980, his work in the studio has been exhibited in galleries and then in museum collections around the world. A pioneer of the old-school graffiti movement, Crash contributes greatly to the recognition of these artistic forms in an art history.