Biography Alvin Hernandez was born and raised in Miami, FL. He started creating at an early age inspired by 90’s cartoons. His passion and discovery of surrealism inspired him to seek the endless possibilities of the imagination. He is known for his surreal, fun, spontaneous paintings, most will say it reminds them of Dali mixed with a cartoony feel. Alvin calls his art “Painted Poems”, illustrations of feelings and inner thoughts inspired by the subconscious, “my approach is to not have too much control over the art but to let the art manifest themselves, so I can experience them for the first time as my audience.” Though his artwork can be random at times, they often fall into a deep meaning by the viewer. I’m 2015, Alvin graduated from Miami International University of Art & Design where he graduate with a BFA in Visual Arts. The day after graduating, he started assisting and painting alongside a Miami renowned artist. Immediately, Alvin was introduced to the art world where he had his first art show and got to know more about the art community. His career took off just enough to understand the art game. He landed jobs with Bacardi, Telemundo, NBC, worked for different sponsors and donated to charities, and has collaborated on album designs for famous musicians as well. Alvin became an art instructor for a year, that’s where his painting skills was refined like one of his favorite fine art painters Bob Ross. He continues to develop his skills with every project that is presented to him. He recently painted a 20ft Pompeii mural for a local restaurant, painted a renaissance inspired mural on a client’s ceiling, he even took his art on a Mercedes-Benz sprinter van. No matter where, what or when, Alvin is willing to take his art anywhere! Though he’s at the beginning of his career, he’s enjoying the whole journey one creation at a time.