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Studio Visit: Cyrcle Experiment with Glow-in-the-Dark Paint for “NOTHING EXISTS!”

LA-based artist duo Cyrcle use their graphic design skills to create clean, geometric images with philosophical underpinnings. Whether working on murals, paintings, or installations, their aesthetic combines Ancient Greek imagery with futuristic designs. For their latest solo show, "NOTHING EXISTS!" at Station16 Gallery in Montreal, they explored the divide between our perception and reality. Playing with glow-in-the-dark paint, they created a new series of paintings and relief sculptures. Contributing photographer theonepointeight recently visited Cyrcle's studio in LA to give us a glimpse of what their working on before "NOTHING EXISTS!" debuts on June 4.

LA-based artist duo Cyrcle use their graphic design skills to create clean, geometric images with philosophical underpinnings. Whether working on murals, paintings, or installations, their aesthetic combines Ancient Greek imagery with futuristic designs. For their latest solo show, “NOTHING EXISTS!” at Station16 Gallery in Montreal, they explored the divide between our perception and reality. Playing with glow-in-the-dark paint, they created a new series of paintings and relief sculptures. Contributing photographer theonepointeight recently visited Cyrcle’s studio in LA to give us a glimpse of what their working on before “NOTHING EXISTS!” debuts on June 4.

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