Daniel de Jesús is a painter, composer, and songwriter versed in the worlds of visual & sonic tapestries.
de Jesús’ visual art follows medieval and baroque archetypes of figurative painting, yet infuses it with a brilliance of color and application that is melodic. The themes of his work are often based on Latin American baroque stylings with a penchant for Pre-Raphaelite yearnings of forlorn faces and frail bodies, portraying an iconic melancholy both beautiful and tragic. de Jesús is often inspired by historical figures like mystics, scholars, artists, and martyrs; all of these are his muses.
de Jesús holds a degree in fine art form the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and has exhibited his work throughout the Mid Atlantic region. He has published his work in several books where he writes about his process and inspiration.
His musical practice of building tribal beats, ambient sonic spaces, and gut wrenching string arrangements with soaring vocals has taken audiences by storm. His work has been described as Baroque pop and Neo-Goth, filled with dramatic themes based on mysticism, the occult, and Latin American lore. Daniel de Jesús has nine studio recordings of his own music, and performs with orchestras and rock bands in the region and around the world. His current projects include collaborations with painter and performance artist David Antonio Cruz, singer songwriter Courtlyn Carr, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, Pig Iron Theater, and play writer Andrew Albert García.
He has performed at venues across the world including the Park Ave. Armory, Millenium Park Theater, and World Café Live. and has worked as an arranger for nationally recognized artists.