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“HELLO KITTY” Bathroom Mural
August 15, 2012, 8:28 am
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A Hello Kitty/ New York City inspired bathroom mural I did last year…

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acrylic, spraypaint, enamal and glitter make-up on bathroom wall
12′ x 4′ (approx.)
2011



Kevin CYR “In Praise of Rust”

Cool oil painting by Kevin Cyr. A NYC van, complete with rust, dents, and graffiti. And upon close examination… ALONE and NET marker tags (under a paint tag) on the door. Haha.. New York City!

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“In Praise Of Rust” by Kevin Cyr


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Here’s a few more of his paintings…


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from JonathanLevineGallery.com

NEW YORK, NY (April 3, 2012) — Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to announce In Praise of Rust, a series of new oil paintings on panel by New York-based artist Kevin Cyr, in what will be his first solo exhibition at the gallery.

In Praise of Rust 
features paintings of old vehicles seen on the streets of New York—primarily vans and commercial delivery trucks—covered in graffiti, rust, scratches, scuffs, dents and other marks of distinction. Cyr includes a meticulous level of detail in his portrait-like representations with devoted attention to every imperfection and sign of age. Removing the context of the urban landscape, he places a strong focus on his subjects by isolating them in fields of flat, solid color.

The neglected appearance and utilitarian function of these vans carry a bit of nostalgia. Once ubiquitous in large urban cities, they have now become far more rare, replaced by heavily branded box trucks. In the artist’s words, “painting them is my way of documenting a grit that is slowly disappearing from New York. In a culture where people are lured by the appeal of status-enhancing symbols, I find so much character in derelict vans. I have always been interested in painting vehicles that have defined the evolution of the American landscape.”

On the subject of his exhibition title, Cyr says “Rust serves as a good metaphor for this series, a symbol for deterioration and decay. The meaning also changes slightly when used as an adjective, as in: to become ‘rusty’ or impaired through inaction or disuse.”

Common themes in Cyr’s larger body of work have included mobility, sustainability and self-reliance. Referencing consumer culture and the fuel/energy crisis, these paintings offer a subtle commentary on how rapidly the technology of our generation becomes perceived as obsolete, amid an increasingly unstable and uncertain climate of economic and environmental issues.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kevin Cyr was born in 1976 in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada. He grew up in Madawaska, Maine and received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Cyr is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. His paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations have been exhibited by galleries and museums, internationally. In March 2012, Cyr’s work was the subject of an article in The New York Times. Cyr was recently interviewed by fellow artist Dan Witz for a feature that will appear in the May 2012 issue of Juxtapoz, and the May 2012 issue of NYLON Magazine will include a story on Cyr, as well.



“STUCK” Zine #1

New zine out from CarnageNYC. Thick 60 pages of pics and interviews, stickers, and dope  silkscreened covers (frameable pieces themselves). Check em out…

“Stuck” No 1 consists of 60 pages of previously unreleased photos of some of the sickest NYC stickers plus interviews with BASER, ALONE, MINUS and CRASTY. Each copy of the zine comes with three hand-written stickers, along with a full set of four vinyl stickers made exclusively for this issue. The cover image was screenprinted over layers of stickers and up to four colors of paint, giving each cover a completely unique look and texture. (Note: a very small number of covers are available in white ink).

Stuck is limited to 300 hand-numbered copies.

More info and pics at CarnageNYC.

Get a copy here.

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( * pics stolen from Juxtapoz, words snagged from Carnage.)


“Bobby Zero”

A background I painted for a cocktail party & presentation for the Flying Canter Brothers’ new film “Bobby Zero” starring Mos Def and Erykah Badu…

35′ x 6′
spraypaint on… not a wall… not canvas… but… PAPER! Ugh!!
(photo:  Rae Maxwell ..Thanks!)

The Flying Canter Brothers talking a bit about the film.

DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, or as you might know her.. Erykah Badu, provided some audio candy for the night.. fun times.

Filming for “Bobby Zero” will begin shortly, check it out when it’s done next year!



NYC/ Brooklyn Gang Graffiti
January 14, 2012, 12:00 pm
Filed under: Graffiti, Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

After aborting my Los Angeles relocation a few years ago, I thought along with the gang driven drive-by shootings and talk of “colors”, I’d also be leaving the accompanying  graffiti. Well, maybe not so quick. Seems that New York has been getting its fair share of gang turf wars as evident on the streets of Brooklyn…





As Spotted in…

A car I painted back in ’06/’07 spotted in a photo in the Boston Globe (some story about The Big Dig) recently…

Here’s a better pic of the car…



“Becoming A Writer” by Harlan Ellison
November 11, 2011, 11:11 am
Filed under: Inspiration, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

“Becoming a writer is easy. Staying a writer is hard” – Harlan Ellison

..funny how a lot of these quotes by different writers about writer’s can easily be read into by other writers.




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