Pablo Hernandez was born in the border city of El Paso, Texas, to a family of immigrants from Zamora de Hidalgo, Michoacán, Mexico. Growing up between two countries and two cultures was a challenge, so from a young age he used art as an outlet focusing mainly on oil painting, making a living as a professional tattooer, and now branching out into murals. Pablo has immersed himself in studying his cultural heritage by researching ancient Mexican cultures, traveling Mexico, and with the help of friends from a few Mexicanismo revival movements, and through the teachings of pilgrims from the Wixarika, also known as Huichol.
Pablo’s art draws inspiration from tales and traditions of ancient Mexico and incorporates stylized and simple figures inspired by traditional American tattooing and Mexican folk art, mixed with naturalistic textures and brought to life by vivid and bright colors. Through the use of his art, Pablo aims to honor his Mexican Mestizo heritage by educating about ancient Mexican history and the spiritual and medicinal content of our marginalized indigenous cultures.