Moisés Lozano MARTÍNEZ
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
scholarship holder of AMFPA since: 2010
Painting Method: Mouth painter
I was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico on September 4, 1976.
My mother’s name is Raquel Martínez de la Torre and my father’s name is Marcelino Lozano Jiménez.
We are 6 siblings and I was the second born.
My father had a substance abuse problem and, since we were young, my mother was the one that worked to support us.
For this reason, I only attended primary school and could no longer continue my studies.
I started working when I was 11 to help my mother. When we were kids, we would go to the market to get fruit and legumes so my mother could sell them to support us.
My adolescence was difficult and I had to go and live with my aunt. I started hanging out with the wrong crowds and did not see any sense in my life. At that time I was 20.
One day, as I was climbing a tall separating wall, I fell from a height of 11 meters and suffered an injury to my C5 medullar that left me quadriplegic.
For 2 years I was very depressed and, after a year and a half of my accident, I became anemic for lack of nutrition and my sores became infected. My mother took me to the hospital and, thanks to God and my mother, I saw myself in the mirror and told myself: “you cannot continue like this". A wish was born inside of me. I wanted to move ahead and have a second chance to redo my life.
I´ve looked for activities to do to collaborate financially with my family, such as selling sandwiches or cheese cakes at the church door. But I always had in mind the idea of writing a book or start painting.
The idea of painting was very present in my mind. It was thanks to my cousin Israel that I met Saúl López Montañez, a scholarship grantee of the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, when my life changed radically. When I visited him on January 2008, he invited me to paint, and this is how I traced my first brushstrokes on a canvas.
A few months after meeting Saúl López I had the opportunity to take 8 classes with an independent professor and, in January of 2009, I got involved in a Saturday course for 6 months in the Cabañas Cultural Center with teacher Juan Luis. And I continue to take courses in this prestigious center.
Painting fills me with emotion and I enjoy every moment; it transports me somewhere else where I feel serenity.
I had the great joy of meeting the most wonderful woman in my life, Sharon Amairini Alarcón Téllez, who made my dream a reality on September 12, 2009, and now I live happily married.
I am currently a scholarship grantee of the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, the same as Saúl López. This dream became a reality on March 1, 2010. Becoming a part of the Painters Association allows me to have independence, have a better quality of life and develop myself as an artist.