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Kevin Cyr's RV Series

Illustration // Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013
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'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.

 

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 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

 

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