Artist Spotlight - Daniel Hernandez
It's an honor to support our amazing art community and we are proud to have extremely talented artists on our team at Feliz Modern. This week meet our very own Feliz Modern Pop employee and digital artist, Daniel Hernandez.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you joined the Feliz Modern family
Hola! My name is Daniel Hernandez, I am currently studying Interior Design/Architecture at UTSA and employed at Feliz Modern POP. I am originally from Austin, Texas but moved to San Antonio 4 years ago for school. I immediately fell in love with San Antonio’s culture upon moving here and don’t think I will be able to move anytime soon. I joined the Feliz Modern family at the end of September 2019, and my art started being sold at Feliz Modern POP shortly after Ginger saw my art on my Instagram.
Tell us about your artwork, craft, or design services and why you choose to work at Feliz Modern
My artwork is created digitally; I paint with acrylics and have worked with other mediums, but most of the time I find it easier (and less messy) to work digitally. When visiting Feliz Modern I would often wonder how fun it would be to be surrounded by such a colorful and fun environment, and now I’m here surrounded by things I love.
When did you begin creating art/designing?
I grew up surrounded by art and design. My mother and I would love to constantly redesign our home, and my aunt and I would paint and draw together. I also used to take art classes as a child, which I loved because it allowed me to transfer my thoughts and ideas into paintings.
What inspires you in life and with your artwork?
Architecture and interior design play a large part of my inspiration but I also am greatly inspired by contemporary artists such as Yayoi Kusama and Damien Hirst. My heritage, culture, and my surroundings also inspire my art and design greatly.
What plans do you have for the future of your art?
I hope to sell more of my art/designs at Feliz Modern/POP and plan to explore different mediums along with my digital prints to add more texture to them.
What advice would you share with emerging artists?
Take pride in what you create and don’t be afraid to take chances.
Favorite song right now
Fiebre - Bad Gyal
Favorite art space in San Antonio (museum, gallery, community center, etc.)
I love going to the McNay museum to see what exhibitions they have.
Favorite place to get things done? (park, coffee shop, library, etc.)
I usually get things done in my home but if I can’t focus or need to get out, I usually go to Bakery Lorraine at The Pearl.
- Mia Balderas