‘The Beginning of This the End of That’ is an exploration of Crawford’s evolution as an artist, reflecting on the past and looking at the future ahead. As a way of working through the creative process, Crawford explores the hindrance that negative thinking and bad habits can have on the artistic journey, with hopes of breaking through to a new juncture as an artist with a new perspective on the world.
To pay homage to his past, Crawford reinterprets familiar iconography with characters such as the Sun, Driprich & Skip, Swine, Mickey Mouse, Super Grover, and The Smurfs with hopes of striking a sense of positivity with viewers as well as serving as inspiration that linking creativity with perseverance can result in great art.
Shaun Crawford (b. 1978) is a graffiti artist, ink-maker and artist from Harlem. He is known for his complex processes, which include dyes mixed from raw materials using his own unique formula, as well as cold water dyes on muslin and canvas.