"Forms do not exist by themselves but by their multiple relations. Everything, from a long distance, comes to us by subtle transitions."
// Jonathan Trevino (born 1989) is an American artist currently living and working in San Antonio.
Trevino is an artist of “reverie" and “reality" in the post industrial, post Christian, glass age.
He works primarily in the mediums of photography, video, sculpture and film.
His image and motion work bear a conscientious reflection on life as the experience of matter in motion, while making an art historical survey on the importance of the human figure, and the instinct for the divine, as it has concerned artists since the beginning of recorded civilization up to present day; the “God Instinct”.
Thematically,there is a specific preoccupation with how media experiences, dreams, and recollected memory can all be defined as realism when defining these experiences as events that visually happened. Philosophy and art theory are the bones of his multi-medium approach to art.
Currently he is drawing upon the theme of how the language of capitalist living may encode and re-animate domestic intimate spaces when, for example, family values attach themselves to the images and sounds glowing from the screen in the form of "perfect fiction" (advertisement,movies, video games and music videos). These media experiences merge with the interior experiences of the home and automobile, spaces in which "faith and fiction" are at work in human desires. When in dialogue with screens, the contents of proletariat spaces become "the substance of things hoped for.”