I first saw a photo of this guy with his mobile home last year, but there was no information to back up this quite remarkable image. However now thanks to a recent article on Bike Rumour I’ve managed to find out what its all about.
Kevin Cyr was born 1976 in Edmundston, Canada and now lives and works out of Brooklyn New York. He received his BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.
His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and also featured in New American Paintings.
For years Cyr has been painting vehicles such as delivery trucks and vans which capture the beauty of the vehicle and the stories that they tell. A lot could miss the imagery that tells a story about where the vehicles are from and who they are used by, Cyr has a way of capturing what they represent.
Years of painting led him to start creating his own vehicles, which like his paintings say so much about were they are from and who uses them. The project that stands out for me is his ‘Camper Bike’ which is a one-off vehicle which takes the term mobile home to a whole new level.
The Camper bike is a project he worked on in China which was based on a 3 wheeled Chinese bike that was the type of bike used by the working class who lived on the outskirts of Beijing.
The Camper Bike is a functioning sculptural piece, built in April 2008. A stand alone piece and the subject of a series of paintings.
From the blue print you can see it has all the creature comforts you need from such a compact space, I’m fairly sure I’ve stayed in lesser equipped hotel rooms.
A truly remarkable guy with a great vision. His Camper bike is well worth a closer look.
(Illustrations by Kevin Cyr).
Some other images I’ve found of bikes and there usages, not sure about the one of a bike pulling bikes. Reminds me about something quite post apocalyptic.