I see my artwork exploring the human figure and animal figure, taking them to strange places and seeing them in a different light. A light that we can all relate to. Each piece has an individual story about the human body and nature interlinked with the psyche.
While a narrative, my artwork also has history through the use of texture and color. Where marks are a sign of a story, like a scar on the body. I am drawn to these imperfections because they are beautiful as they are unique, no matter how painful or flawed they shape my artwork. Every piece has a story to tell.
Cups can be so intimate. Wrapping your hands around them. Feeling the smooth surface of the cup and radiating heat from a warm drink. The cup becomes nurturing and slow things down. My drawings are of things of nature that I find beautiful and complex. The cups remind me of simpler time.
Jonathan Pacheco was born in Chicago and raised in the west suburb of Hanover Park.
Received his Bachelors of Fine Arts at University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. Jonathan is mostly interested in working in ceramic sculpture and metal jewelry. The subject of his work varies, dealing with narrative to process oriented work.
Currently he lives in Geneva, IL working at Clay Space
, as an operations intern, and making art at his private studio.