What is it about Kevin Cyr's oil paintings of beaten up vans and trucks that's so beautiful? Is it that we're reminded of our childhood, remembering the excitement we felt when we heard the grumbling of a truck? Or is it that we find unexpected beauty in used and slightly abused objects? I say all of the above.
Kevin states, "I commemorate commercial vehicles inundated with graffiti and rust. Removing them from their everyday context, I place them on a solid color field giving them portrait-like importance. With devoted attention, I paint every imperfection and sign of age. Isolating these objects allows me a chance to document a time and place, and to make still a part of the ever-changing urban environment."