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Last time ANIMAL checked-in with Chris “CYCLE” St. John, he was working on a series of wild animal-themed paintings that served as fitting metaphors for the ferociousness of the art world. Nearly a year later, the artist continues to evolve his style with his latest exhibit. Entitled, “Organic Distortions,” it features a body of work […]

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Sometimes a bunch of writers just like to get together and paint. That’s what happened last week as CYCLE (interviewed), DUG, ZIMAD, KING 157, ATOMS, VERS and SIEH collaborated on a production in Bushwick. Click through the gallery above to see all the pieces and if you’re in NYC, you can check them out in […]

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CYCLE is a graffiti writer’s writer. He started his illicit career in 1989 and since has mastered the art of tags, throw-ups and pieces. He hit clean subway trains in the ’90s, painted freight trains thereafter and bombed alongside the best and most-renowned writers in the world. “About eight years ago, after a series of […]

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Early in to his art “residency” on the streets of New York, when Banksy’s newly-revealed stencils were getting tagged awfully fast and not preserved immediately by metal gates, I asked a handful of graffiti writers (and Shepard Fairey) to help explain why the British street artist’s NYC work was getting ragged so quickly. It was well […]

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ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their idea sketch next to a finished piece. This week, New York-based graffiti writer turned artist Chris “CYCLE” St. John shows off his space-themed voyage from doodle to painting. CYCLE has showed in fine art galleries and produced murals around the country and most recently, had a piece had a […]

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On Thursday, Bushwick’s Weldon Arts opens a solo exhibit featuring the work of graffiti writer turned fine artist CYCLE. The show, entitled “Myth, Science, and Color” is a “trip through time and unconscious thought,” through a place “where the realities of nature blend with surrealistic imagery of the mind” and “fact meets imagination.” The show is […]

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Tonight, McCaig Welles Gallery in Williamsburg opens “The Character Studies,” an exhibition of new works by five urban artists and illustrators. Curated by QUEEN ANDREA, the show features “elaborate portraiture, witty cartooning, collage, … graffiti and illustration” by EWOK 5MH, CYCLE, SILOETTE, GMO$ and the curator herself. The show opens from 7 to 10 PM […]

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It’s here. The issue that is sure to make Peter Vallone Jr. red in the face, and most likely, a whole bunch of haters in the ‘underground’. TimeOut NY presents its official ‘Street Art’ theme. The fun loving-event listing magazine asked ‘street artists’ to submit sketches and the best of the bunch were selected. CYCLE, […]

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