My name is Trevor Seymour and I am an artist based out of Denver, Colorado. My main body of work focuses on addressing the subconscious influences our unique experiences have on our decisions and associations.
In my work, I utilize stochastically generated elements from a variety of sources including: over one million images from the open source photography website unsplash.com, over two thousand commonly used English adjectives, over 1,000 different open source fonts from Google Fonts, and, in the case of my spray painted works, all 10 different colors from Montana Cans’ Chalk Paint line. Using rounded numbers, this results in 20 trillion possible combinations! These elements are combined together with no influence from me (besides the choice of source banks), to from a juxtaposition that invites viewers to create the link between word and image. Moreover, I invite viewers to subconsciously consider their connotations with the elements to build a unique meaning. While initially subconscious, the goal is the viewer soon realizes the semantic shift created in an attempt to build that link.
Even though there are roughly 20 trillion possible combinations, our brain almost always seems to build a fitting connection; we are willing to stretch the structure of the English language and integrate our own experiences to make sense of these juxtapositions. The flexibility of language shown in this work fascinates me. The flexibility seems somewhat ironic when one considers this very statement you are reading is made up of the same fluid words present in these pieces.
The bigger idea behind this body of work is the influence all types of stimuli subconsciously have on us. We are constantly inundated with information that influences us in some way (advertising, media, music, art, weather, physical surroundings, and the list goes on), but how much of these influences are realized? By asking viewers to consider why they create the associations they do, they realize many associations are made subconsciously. How many of our independent thoughts are really based upon stimuli we have been exposed to? The list of factors that will influence the viewer’s interpretation of each piece is practically endless, but by using different colors, images, words, fonts, and presentation media, I hope these factors will become more evident to the viewer not only in that moment, but in the rest of their daily lives.
Please feel free to ask any questions about his artwork, commissions, purchasing artwork, or just simply to say "hello" to Trevor via the contact form, or if you prefer, at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.