Remi Rough has traveled to the Mecca of graffiti New York City and teamed up with one of Graffiti’s Legends John “Crash” Matos. The two artists will exhibit new work collaborative and individually at NYC’s Dorian Grey Gallery. Remi and John have become friends for years and have utilized each other as inspiration supporting each artists own vision. With this collaboration you are allowed to see this friendship amongst peers translate into a visual communication of aesthetics between the two artists. Coming from different generations yet they are bound by their history with graffiti and more recently contemporary art. It is exciting to watch 2 different styles merge and become one, trusting each other to build a cohesive conclusion to their work. Dont miss this show tonight in NYC, we will follow up with a full photo recap soon.


Photos courtesy Remi Rough, Crash, and Dorian Grey Gallery


Exhibition by Remi Rough & John ‘Crash’ Matos
January 16 – February 23, 2014
Opening Reception: January 16th from 6- 9PM

CRASH is a Bronx native and member of the original crews who “bombed” NYC subway cars in the 1970’s and 80’s. CRASH’s work continues to grow in popularity and push the boundaries of street art. His work is in the permanent collections of MOCA and The Brooklyn Museum of Art and has been featured in numerous publications.

Remi Rough, a UK native, cut his teeth creating abstract murals in South London. In 2008, Remi Rough was chosen by curators at Tate Modern to speak on the history of UK graffiti. His bold, abstract style has expanded the art community’s definition of street art, and has been featured in numerous publications. In 2010, a 30-year retrospective of CRASH’s drawings was Dorian Grey Gallery’s inaugural exhibition. In this reunion with the gallery, CRASH has collaborated with Remi Rough on a new series of exciting work representing the next stage in the evolution of graffiti and street art.