Thank you Cyr!

Hostess Ride

ice cream truck 1

bushwick

rsquire

RV Sketch 1

minnie

Kevin Cyr that is. He is a Brooklyn based illustrator with a ill talent. His work gives me some nostalgia of my younger days growing up in my neighborhood. We used to had a camper really similar to the RV on the bottom.

In a culture in which people are easily lured by the appeal of status-enhancing symbols, I find beauty in derelict cars and unkempt landscapes. I have always been interested in painting vehicles and scenes that have defined the evolution of the American landscape.

In this particular series, I commemorate commercial vehicles inundated with graffiti and rust, working vehicles, and well-traveled recreational vehicles. I find that there is so much character in old delivery trucks and vans—especially when covered with graffiti—and in the old RVs parked in someone’s yard off a main road. Removing them from their everyday context gives them portrait-like importance. I paint with devoted attention to every imperfection and sign of age.

Painting and drawing these objects gives me a chance to document a time and place, and to make still a part of the ever-changing environment.

Kevin Cyr

Check out more at kevincyr.net

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