Matthew Kwest, Genesis Raylcon, 2015
Genesis Raylkon
Artist RegionOntario
DescriptionGenesis Raylkon draws on the artist’s interest in freight trains as symbolic elemental steel giants, creatures of power and strength like the mythical thunderbird. He has created a jagged, expressive thunderbird out of redwood painted with automotive paint, echoing the shapes and forms of his graffiti art seen on over 5,000 freight trains throughout North America. By transferring this symbolic figure into a three-dimensional form, Kwest brings this mythic figure’s power into reality, both physically and through its identification with trains, a crucial element of the urban landscape that his art aims to explore.
Materials Redwood, spray paint and steel frame
426.7 × 304.8 × 61 cm (14 × 10 × 2 ft.)
Object number HUM-2015-00003
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Location Lakeshore Campus, Building L, Commons
Credit Line Courtesy Humber Galleries