Metal & Glass Fusion Sculptor
Daniel Oropeza is best known for his larger than life, otherworldly fusions of glass and metal. And while these creatures may seem to guard the gateway to his imagination, his artistry is far from hidden.
Based in Orange County, California Daniel Oropeza seems to operate out of what can only be his wardrobe to a creative dimension. A simple artist's loft provides the canvas for his safari of horses, dragons, bulls, otters, dolphins, and fish, alongside a plethora of portraits cut into steel and shaped to create the dynamic highs and lows of a woman's figure or man's face.
His medium is something of a discovery for those who are lucky enough to witness his process. It appears that Daniel Oropeza may be seeking to fuse more than two mediums with many of his pieces, blending the fragility of the glass and the industriousness of the metal- giving rise to the notion that his art, like all expressive mediums, emotes more than the monotony of apparent beauty.