Nowadays his works are represented in renowned art museums: Museum of Modern Art in New York, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.,
„I paint to communicate an experience.“ – John ‚Crash‘ Matos, 2017.
The Kolly Gallery proudly presents the new artworks of international renowned artist John ‚Crash‘ Matos at his solo exhibition entitled The Color Swatches from June 15 to July 15, 2017.
Color explosions as well as the omnipresent icon of the eye are predominant features in Crash’s canvases of the exhibition. As the title gives away the different colored swatches imitate amplified sprayed tags or throws ups on walls. The opaque yet transparent coloring and the layouts of the different patches should be a playful and light assimilation of tags and paint splats. Accompanied by the legacy of old school graffiti Crash developed his compositions, while traversing several abstraction processes. Lettering and tags became color swatches. Full feminine faces from his earlier paintings were shortened to one essential icon – the eye. John ‚Crash‘ Matos will surprise the public by showing drawings, canvases as well as installations!
Not only will Kolly Gallery present the exhibition of John ‚Crash‘ Matos, but also for the first time a Graffiti Mural will be realized in the heart of Zurich! Together with partners like X-TRA and MOLOTOW Crash will spray paint the first Graffiti Mural of 160m2 in the cultural vibrant district 5 at the Limmatplatz. Designing an exclusive and unique facade Crash will bring his own vibe to the city of Zurich, hoping to communicate his experience of Graffiti to the world. With over 300 worldwide exhibition Crash counts to the pioneers of Graffiti Art rooted in the 1980ies in New York City.
We cordially invite you to the opening on June 15 from 6pm at the Kolly Gallery and from 7.30pm at the X-TRA Zürch. The exhibition runs from June 15 to July 15, 2017 at the Kolly Gallery in Zurich.
John ‚CRASH‘ Matos
The Color Swatches (Solo Show)
June 15 – July 15, 2017
Exhibition Opening June 15, 6pm Graffiti Mural Opening June 15, 7.30pm
Kolly Gallery Seefeldstrasse 56 8008 Zurich
X-TRA Nord-Ost-Fassade Ausstellungsstrasse 103 8005 Zürich