Created and Sold by Jose Lozano

Jose Lozano

LA Metro Lotería

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Jose Lozano created a mural inspired by Lotería (translated as ‘lottery’ in English) which based on a Mexican game of chance, similar to Bingo, but using images on a deck of cards instead of numbers. Located at Expo/La Brea, the LA Metro Lotería depicts scenes, people, objects and situations having to do with the Metro riding experience. The color and style of the cards are reminiscent of Mexican comic books from Sunday comics. "My intent is for riders to experience something visually interesting and poetic from what seems to be mundane and ordinary”

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Jose Lozano

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"Jose Lozano is an artist based in Fullerton, California whose works include paintings, murals and serigraphs. He works in “series” of drawings or paintings which include “luchadores” (wrestlers), paper doll cutouts, peleles (puppets) and more recently sushi bar environments that juxtapose classic Japanese wall paintings with socializing Chicanos. Latinopia caught up with him at the Fremont Art Gallery in South Pasadena where his works were on exhibit.
He's published two children's books Once Around The Block and Little Chanclas. In 2015 he completed artwork for the Metro station on La Brea and Exposition called L.A. Metro Loteria. He 2007 he received a mid-career grant from the California Community Foundation in painting. Lozano was born in Los Angeles, spent part of his childhood in Juarez Mexico. He grew up in Fullerton, CA. He received Master of Fine Art (MFA) from California State University Fullerton (CSUF).”

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