In 2015 Daniel Oropeza was taking a music programming class as part of his master's in music. Little did he know that this would be his gateway into creative coding and visual arts. 6 years later he found himself minting his first Gen Art piece on the Tezos blockchain.
For the following years, he would continue exploring SuperCollider to create musical compositions with code.
In 2019 he learned about Hydra. At the time it was a very convenient tool for him because it was free and built on the web browser.
Daniel also enjoyed the fact that the tool allowed him to try and create stuff quickly almost as if he was jamming with his instrument.
In 2021 a friend of his introduced him to blockchain art.
“I didn’t know a thing about crypto nor blockchain till then. I didn’t even know how to mint an artwork, the learning curve was steep but I was able to teach myself.”
“I began using abstraction and visual language as a way to convey the relationship between reality and my inner world”
His work reflects on complexity. It takes us through a psychedelic journey in which we are confronted with the dichotomy between harmony and chaos. The performative nature of the work is present in the time-based and transitional aspects of his compositions.
Daniel found his voice and audience through the Tezos blockchain.
“I feel at home at Tezos, the community made me feel very comfortable and welcomed. It is the place in which I’ve found most success”
“In real life”, Daniel is a violinist and music teacher. In web 3 Daniel says that he only focuses on creating and sharing new work constantly.
Although Daniel has been mostly a code artist, he is now also making digital paintings mixing procreate and photoshop. The presence rhythm of his compositions is obvious and it feels as if they are almost performing a song for you.
Daniel’s work is often presented with a copy of the code that he uses.
“With this I hope people can take the code and input it to software such as Hydra, learn from it and understand that everyone can become a creative coder”
Although most of his work is full of color, this weekend Daniel will be dropping a monochromatic experiment called “Pixel Vortex” with us.
“It’s a piece that I’ve been working on for a while now and it felt like it would fit this special occasion”
If you’d like to learn more about Daniel’s work (and practice your Spanish) listen to this interview did with him prior to the drop https://twitter.com/redlion_news/status/1585330527040520192 .
Also, you can explore his available works here LINKTREE