Every strange, provocative, and perhaps unconventional thought that has ever popped into your head has been brought to life by St. Petersburg artist, Jeremy Treviño. Through both digital and hand-drawn illustrations, Treviño explores the personal aspects of life many artists are afraid to venture into.
His work is almost a commentary on art itself, as he draws images of a human hand capturing a “pretty” butterfly, provoking us to ponder how we treat beauty in our world, and if we perhaps do more harm than good. Some pieces explore alcoholism, drug use, and even suicide. By exploring “taboo” topics, the artist is able to break ground by forcing necessary thought and shining a light on conversations that previously seemed to be unmentionable.
From artistic interpretations of human anatomy that exist somewhere between realistic and abstract, to social commentary– Treviño does it all. In one black-and-white piece, we see a brick thrown from outside the window of a living room. The brick sits amongst broken glass, and attached is a note that writes, “I MISS YOU.” This piece teases the viewer with the idea of a reckless love– one that leaves glass shattered with zero regard, one that breaks rules and even, sometimes windows. His art is both comedic and provocative, exploring what much of humanity prefers to hide and forcing discussion. In this act, he accomplishes what all art hopes to do.