KEVIN CYR: VAN SERIES
I cam across this series by Kevin Cyr a couple of years ago but then came across it again after looking through an old magazine (not that old) recently. I'd forgotten how much I love these paintings. There is something very honest about them. The detail provides a story, a history. It gives them a unique personality. The vehicles themselves are reminiscent of a past time and exude a sense of nostalgia. Looking at these paintings makes me realise how soulless vehicle design has become today. In his artist statement Kevin mentions that these paintings are a way to "document a time and place, and to make still a part of the ever-changing environment." and that he has always "been interested in painting vehicles and scenes that have defined the evolution of the American landscape." See more of Kevin's work here.