Purchase Piano Concerto 1 Limited Edition Graffiti Artwork Off-Set Screen Print on Thin Glossy Art Paper by Street Artist Crash- John Matos.
2021 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 35 Artwork Size 16x20
The artwork titled "Piano Concerto 1" is a limited edition piece by the renowned street artist Crash, whose real name is John Matos. It's a dynamic example of how graffiti transcends the street context, entering the realm of fine art with boldness and authenticity. Created in 2021, this piece is part of an exclusive series, with only 35 signed and numbered editions, making each print a coveted item for collectors. The artwork size is 16x20 inches, a substantial format that allows the intricate details and vibrant colors to stand out, encapsulating the viewer in its visual rhythm. Crafted with off-set screen printing on thin glossy art paper, the piece reflects Crash's roots in the subway graffiti movement of New York City in the early 1970s. His work is characterized by a mastery of color and shape, bringing together the raw energy of the streets with the precision and skill of a classically trained artist. In "Piano Concerto 1," the influence of pop art is evident, with the inclusion of comic-strip motifs and bright, contrasting colors that pop against the glossy finish of the paper. Each print from the series showcases the unique blend of abstract and figurative elements that Crash is known for. What's particularly striking about this piece is the sense of movement conveyed through the composition — a symphonic burst akin to the musical crescendo of a piano concerto, hence the title. There's a playful yet deliberate layering of elements, from the cartoon-like hands to the splatters and drips, which creates an almost three-dimensional effect. This work is not just a static image; it captures the liveliness and improvisation central to street art and musical performances. "Piano Concerto 1" stands as a representation of how graffiti art continues to influence and be a significant part of the contemporary art scene. It demonstrates how artists like Crash can navigate street and studio spaces, creating works that resonate with a broad audience and contribute to the ever-evolving narrative of urban art culture.