I love Jonathan Latiano! His creations are always pushing boundaries and surprising our imagination.
Jonathan received his BA in Studio Art from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvanian in 2006 and his Masters in Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012. Jonathan has exhibited in Baltimore, Maryland, Washington DC, New York City and London England. In May of this 2013, Jonathan was the recipient of the 2013 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize. Jonathan currently resides and works in Baltimore, Maryland and teaches at The Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington DC.
His first artistic experience was as a child not in the halls of some great art museum but amongst the displays and dioramas of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. It is through the studies of biology, astronomy, physics and geology that he uses as the starting point for all of his artwork.
Jonathan work explores the tension created by the presence of fragility and the temporary. He uses specific materials to express these concepts such as feathers, glass, dust, and salt for vulnerability and ephemerality, and resins, styrofoam, plastics, lacquers and enamel paints for their artificiality, permanence and unnerving beauty.
“My work, in many ways, is my own personal attempt to understand my place in the physical universe.”