Author Archives: kevrwk

About kevrwk

"psyn": (n) pronounced "sin". shortened form of Psyntax, etymological roots in "psyche" and "syntax", or "mind/soul-code". robots will kill since 2001. i started writing on things that didn't belong to me at 9, writing scenes and lyrics at 12, live poetry performances by age 14, canvases and stencils at 24 and am just getting started. i tend to choose subjects of great personal attachment for me, either personally/emotionally or conceptually/philosophically. while creating a portrait, i'm drawn into contemplating the dynamic i have with that person or concept and what they represent in an archetypal sense to my own mythology. i enjoy collaborating on everything from stickers to large installation pieces.

Painting Veronica for Fountain Art Fair

An oldie but a goodie!  15 hours of stencil cutting/painting in 5 minutes. 8’x8′ canvas for Fountain Art Fair in NYC, March 2013. All beats by TopBananas! ( Thanks to Kwue Molly for letting me use the Magik Garden to … Continue reading

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Fresh Kills vs. kev of Robots Will Kill (and Magie Serpica)

Magie Serpica and I were invited by Monica of Staten Island Arts to do some live painting at the Fresh Kills sneak-peek event in September of 2013.  For those of you who might not know what Fresh Kills is, it’s … Continue reading

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Sonny 107 – Trenton, NJ

In October of 2013, Will Kasso got permission for a bunch of us to paint store fronts in Downtown Trenton, NJ.  The “Storm The Gates” event was amazing, and at Kasso’s invitation, I got to paint the front of an … Continue reading

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“Spraycred Heart”

I’ve been getting more and more “sculptural” with how I think lately.  It’s probably due to all of the metalworking classes and projects I’ve been doing at SI MakerSpace.  So when Rain hit me up, saying that his boy Teel … Continue reading

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Jersey Fresh Jam 2013

Somewhere along my 2 hour drive down to Trenton, NJ – all of my plans blew up.  I was heading to the 2013 Jersey Fresh Jam, at the invitation of the good dudes in Vicious Styles Crew, with the promise … Continue reading

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Staten Island Steel

Hi! I’m Kevin Mahoney of Robots Will Kill. I’m an Artist, and I grew up in Staten Island, NY. I’m also a member of the SI MakerSpace, where I’ve setup my studio, take classes on metal working, and generally spend … Continue reading

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I had the opportunity to paint with a large group of very talented local Artists, and put out a message that’s near to my heart recently.  To put this wall in perspective:  Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic in my … Continue reading

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This piece is the end result of my first ever planned and provided-for photo shoot, using a professional camera/lighting setup/backdrop (all graciously provided by Mike Shane).  Before this, I would glean photo reference from my camera-phone and cheaper point and … Continue reading

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Coagulation and Sublimation Draft I

Three weeks before the 10th Anniversary show for RWK in Philly, I had one piece complete (Oxidation), and I was leaving for a two week business trip to North Carolina. It was 1:00am the night before I was scheduled to … Continue reading

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Robots Will Kill turns 10!

This year, RWK is celebrating our 10th anniversary! There are a lot of exciting new things coming up (*coughcough*redesign?*coughcough*), and we had a great show at the Vincent Michael Gallery in Philadelphia on 4/1/2011! Now, I only really took one … Continue reading

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