The True essence of Graffiti

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© Courtesy of the artist and Speerstra Gallery
The True essence of Graffiti

Chemin des Cerisiers 1
CH-1183 Bursins
September 11th, 2012 - October 6th, 2012

+ 41 (0) 21 824 20 10
Fri - Sat 2-6pm
graffiti/street-art, pop


Show open on fridays and saturdays from 2 to 6 pm - and by appointement



John CRASH Matos presents "The True essence of Graffiti"


Since the artist's first show at the Speerstra Gallery in 1984, Crash is back for his latest show "The True essence of Graffiti", a new series of small works specially made for the Gallery.


"Painting is my blog. Painting is my diary. Although I do not paint everyday, I am consumed with creating on a daily basis. For me, there is a concern that goes back to the true essence of Graffiti, to keep my name out there. To be seen, recognized, regardless of how or why. These small paintings share that common need regarding the challenge of working as a steady routine.


I have been leaning towards large scale paintings and instead of trying colors out on the walls of my studio I decided to work out and introduce color schemes, concepts or whatever I had in mind on these smaller canvases. I didn’t want to lose the immediacy of the moments on walls that I would eventually paint over with primer…So this is what you get. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, it’s all part of the process."

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