Jesse Hernandez (artist)

Jesse Hernandez is an American tattoo artist and graphic designer for video games and collectible toys. He was a part of the urban vinyl art movement of the 2010s.[1] He was also the lead character and prop designer on United Front Games' ModNation Racers.[2] His designs have been featured on Kidrobot's Dunny toys, including one owned by singer-songwriter Usher.[3]

Jesse Hernandez
Born
Jesse Hernandez

OccupationTattoo artist, graphic designer
Years active1995–present
Websitehttp://www.jessehernandez.net

BiographyEdit

Hernandez studied fine art at the San Francisco Art Institute. He resides in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, where he has commissioned graffiti-style murals on the walls of his home.[4] Much of his art combines graffiti, Aztec art, and Native American art.[5] Oaklandish described his style as "illustrations which straddle and explore the juncture between urban graffiti and ancient indigenous culture."[6]

In 2007, Hernandez worked alongside Ramon Lopez on The Nutshack, a television series for Myx geared toward a Filipino American audience. In 2014, Hernandez painted a mural for the Oakland Museum's "Songs and Sorrows" Exhibition[7] titled Danza de los Muertos. In 2015, Hernandez designed a brand of designer headphones for Sol Republic called "Urban Aztec".[8] In 2021, he designed a cover for the annual National Novel Writing Month competition.[9] He has also worked for Gears of War 4[10] and created artwork for the hip-hop group Run the Jewels.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Designer Jesse Hernandez Shows Us His Vinyl Addiction". PlayStation News. Sony Interactive Entertainment. May 3, 2010.
  2. ^ Mihoerck, Dan (May 14, 2010). "ModNation Racers Artist: Jesse Hernandez". GameStop.com. GameStop.
  3. ^ "Wrap Up – Calavera Dunny Signing With Jesse Hernandez At KRNY". Kidrobot.com. Kidrobot. December 19, 2011.
  4. ^ "Mural or Graffiti? City Draws Line". The Los Angeles Times. August 25, 2005.
  5. ^ Gary, Jesse (October 30, 2020). "San Jose seeks cultural beauty through colorful murals". KTVU. Fox Television Stations.
  6. ^ "Urban Aztec X Oaklandish: 'Ancient Roots'". Oaklandish. October 27, 2020.
  7. ^ "Songs and Sorrows: Días de los Muertos 20th Anniversary | Oakland Museum of California". Oakland Museum of California. Archived from the original on September 20, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  8. ^ "Dia De los Muertos with Jesse "Urban Aztec" Hernandez". Sol Republic. October 26, 2015. Archived from the original on October 27, 2015.
  9. ^ "30 Covers, 30 Days 2021: Day 20". National Novel Writing Month. 2021.
  10. ^ "Rockstar releasing limited edition Gears of War 4 can". Microsoft Start. September 6, 2016. Retrieved September 21, 2016.

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