Born in 1973 and raised in Montreal suburbs, Jonathan Bergeron grew up feeding on skateboard art, punk rock album covers and graffiti. Propelled by an evolving style and character, Jonathan Bergeron’s painterly documentations of the personified calavera has gained this artist wide acclaim.
In 1993, Bergeron started applying spray paint on walls and trains under the name “Zen” and by 2000 started working under the “Johnny Crap” alias. He kept that name to sign posters and paintings that were filled with pin-ups, tikis and hot rods. In 2008, he left the hot rod themed art to concentrate on developing his own surrealistic world and went back to using is real name, Jonathan Bergeron. Crap’s work appeared in numerous magazines, including The Horse Backstreet Choppers, Car Kulture Deluxe, and Ol’ Skool Rodz. Many of his illustrations have also been picked up by various American and Canadian papers. He also work on merchandise for bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Black Label Society and Slayer.