Daniel Flores (aka DTM, dacreativegenius) was born in East LA with a pencil in his hand. Art became the number one fixture in his life with strong images of Aztec Warriors and Chicano Pride. Pop culture played its part as well: the earliest surviving drawing by Daniel is a line sketch of a shark rising to the surface of the water as a boat sits calmly at the top. The water surface is defined by a single line drawn across the page and the shark is nothing but a curved line with teeth in the middle.
Some of DTM's accomplishments include: First Minority owned Tattoo Studio in Atlanta,Vantage Pointe Studios 1997-2005, featured in various Atlanta and National Tattoo Publications. In 20005 DTM participated in a group Art Exhibit that was featured inside the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Art + Beats & Lyrics.
Art is King and The Black Book Conversations are extensions of Mano A Mano, a series of group artshows curated by DTM, and include programs that give artists access to business information and professionals who can help an artist career get off the ground.
DTM is always open to new experiences and that has brought him to the tech industry by way of Startup Weekend, RHOK and various mobile and next web developers and entrepreneurs. Inspired by the work of others at Hypepotamus, ATDC, 151 Locust and Flashpoint, DTM has taken the step to working with rising startups like Get Goals, Synapp.io and his own Mobile Game Startup Visual Art Werks at Atlanta Tech Village.
The future looks promising!
Published in ImagineFX Magazine (July 2012)
Hometown Hero Award Decatur GA 2011
Art Is King, The Black Book Conversations, Mano A Mano Art Shows, League of Art Entrepreneurs, DaCreativeGenius, Visual Art Werks & Denominator Graphics