CRASH ONE’s ‘Scripted Memories‘ is a special collection of new small works on paper and canvas showing in Thinkspace Projects Viewing Room from May 7 through May 28.
Born John Matos in 1961, CRASH ONE was raised in the Bronx, New York. At the age of 13, he began following the older teens from his neighborhood to the train yards and began bombing. Taking the name “CRASH” after he accidentally crashed the computer in his school, his name began appearing on trains circulating all throughout New York City. By 1980, he began transitioning from train yards to galleries, he curated the ground-breaking “Graffiti Art Success for America” at Fashion MODA, helping to launch the graffiti movement that has remained very active through today. CRASH ONE’s career took off and he saw instant popularity throughout Europe and America, and eventually Asia. CRASH ONE has been part of numerous museum and gallery shows around the world focusing on Graffiti and Street Art, and has works in many permanent museum collections.