SYE – "Untitled" Trains of Thought. 20087. Acrylic over Giclee train on art paper. Size approx 36″ × 9″.
Enigmatic Queens native. As a youngster, possessing artistic ability was second nature. In 1980, the lure of the graffiti culture was hypnotic. Interest in letter manipulation was sparked by a younger sibling which resulted in the birth of S-Y-E.
Sye would align himself with one of Queens most famous and prolific crews, The Public Animals (TPA crew). Together with CER, DEMO, LUST, PW, KAP, SLOAN, ADAM, SCOP, 2NICE, SOFINE, EZO, BREAK, SPICER, they would wreak havoc on the BMT and IND train lines.
Graffiti on trains has always been a controversial medium, and this has certainly been one of the reasons that has made the form controversial and has brought such popularity to the movement.Although there have been many arguments about graffiti on trains,
the train has been the medium of choice for the 'Graffiti Writer'. It is something that has been a vital part of the New York transit history,
that often is spoke about by many of those who have had the experience to witness the works displayed on the subway system of New York.
"Trains of Thought" has re- captured the true attitude of graffiti once again, by placing original art form on trains!
An archival pigment print of a railcar placed on acid free museum quality paper was distributed out to numerous artists. Each artist then creates an original artistic rendition of whatever it is their 'thoughts' would take them.
These 'train cars' are beautifully adorned with mixed mediums and have been creatively hand embellished by the most talented New York Graffiti masters of yesterday and today.