CRASH, born John Matos, began graffiti bombing at train yards in the Bronx at only 13. 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, curating the ground-breaking “Graffiti Art Success for America” at Fashion MODA that helped elevate the graffiti movement. CRASH’s career took off and he saw instant popularity throughout Europe and America, and eventually Asia. CRASH’s work has been part of numerous exhibitions around the world and is in many permanent museum collections including the Brooklyn Museum and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. His visually iconic work has appeared in partnerships with Absolut Vodka, Fender Guitars, SoBella Handbags, Levi’s, and most recently, Tumi luggage and Morphik. He is the co-owner of contemporary art gallery WALLWORKS NEW YORK and the co-owner of Wallworks TWO, a locally driven retail boutique, both in The Bronx.