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Jesse Treviņo
Mis Hermanos (My Brothers)
1976
acrylic
48 x 70 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Lionel Sosa, Ernest Bromley, Adolfo Aguilar of Sosa, Bromley, Aguilar and Associates



Treviño has said that the family structure and social organization of the Chicano community provides a reference point for his work. Like snapshots, the portraits and street scenes he paints of Mexican American neighborhoods in San Antonio reveal the personal character of people and places he knows. "I don't deal with the past, yesterday, or Mexico as such," he has said. "I paint who we are today."



Treviño ha dicho que la estructura de la familia y la organización social de la comunidad chicana constituye un punto de referencia para su obra. Como las fotografías instantáneas, los retratos y las escenas callejeras que pinta de barrios mexicano-americanos de San Antonio revelan el carácter personal de la gente y los lugares que conoce. "Yo no me ocupo del pasado, de ayer, o de México como tal", ha dicho. "Yo pinto lo que somos hoy."