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I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Crash presents new subway inspired paintings

Crash has featured in some of the biggest graffiti art shows of our time - Whole in the Wall at Helenbeck and Art in the Streets at MoCA to name two I've been to.

His latest show, entitled Remnant Memories, opens on Friday 24th February and is a more modest affair hosted by Toy Tokyo in New York. But, this solo show will feature new works and a new aesthetic with paintings on aluminum and metal cutouts, watercolors and serigraphs. Expect to see Crash's distinctive comic book styling and bright cheerful color schemes. Go check it out if you're in town!

"This new group of paintings for my series, “Remnant Memories”, comes from my leaning on my early paintings on the subways for inspiration for my paintings on canvas through out my career.

The subways bring a rush of memories to mind, every time I see a photograph of that period and I felt a desire of honoring that time in my life.

The aluminum pieces were built and cutout by my friend, Metal Man Ed for this specific concept. I am also showing a group watercolors and silkscreen as part of the exhibition that are a tribute to my time on the subways…" Crash, John Matos
 Here's a video from a Crash show from France. You don't need a translator - they're saying "Crash is dope!" Mais oui!

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