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Kevin Cyr Illustrations

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.

Illustrations by Kevin Cyr.
Brooklyn, New York.


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