January 16, 2010
I love what Kevin envisions when painting. He does not conform to what people are doing, but instead paves his own path and forms his own opinions about modern art. Here is what he has to say:
“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.”
He’s currently exhibiting at the Raandesk Gallery of Art. 16 W. 23rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY. The show will run through until March 12, 2010 so if you’re around town, hit it up.