Often built from multiple layers, Trevor’s work focuses on themes of perception and interpretation. Whether narrative, pattern-based or abstract, block-printed, painted, or interactive, this approach frequently produces a wide gamut of interpretation from viewers, and serves as a representation of the multi-layered possibilities of meaning contained within each work. While all artworks begin with concept and intent brought by the artist, meaning is later assigned by the audience. It is the artist's role to evoke thought and emotion and curiosity. If artists are visionaries, that vision exists to serve as a beacon which leads others on a journey of exploration and understanding.
Trevor Waurechen’s professional artistic practice began with commercial art, after graduating from the Ontario College of Art & Design's illustration program. With more than a decade’s experience in that field, his focus shifted to the more personally-driven disciplines of cartooning and fine art. With a foundation in printmaking, this work is often driven by the principles learned from that practice, including a simplification of form, reduction of detail, subtractive methods of creation, and an emphasis on layering, pattern and repetition.