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My full name is José Antonio Arredondo Vázquez, I am a native of Celaya Guanajuato, Mexico. I'm 24 years old.
Born into a humble and although very hard working dysfunctional family, I have been asthmatic since I was a child, I did not enjoy a happy childhood, my first years and until I was 13, I lived on the walls of my room or in hospitals with the only company of books that They gave me and my parents.
I am the youngest of 8 siblings, half siblings who are really like my siblings to me.
Since I was little I was passionate about poetry and reading, later it would be drawing and painting. As a child I suffered the same as many other children, rapes and abuses, things that are not always talked about, but talking can liberate, after all we are slaves of what we say and masters of what we remain silent.
From the age of 12 I draw, paint, sculpt and compose music, I learned self-taught, I got used to doing things on my own and dedicated to art I discovered what is true freedom and the pleasure of creating and expressing beyond words.
A few years ago, as a teenager, I had many problems, with myself more than anything, I never came or came to my rescue after what I did in my childhood, I faced it and gave up, after years involved in drugs and in a huge void that I tried to fill with infinity of things, I chose to snatch from myself and give myself to nothing, to die is that death is empty, but despite trying several times, it did not work, there I began to believe that I had a purpose, perhaps it was the voice of my faith and hope itself speaking from within. At that moment I stopped seeing myself as a victim and began to be the hero of my own story, I decided to fight, leave home, face the world with the clear idea that now nothing would stop me until each and every one of my dreams is seen materialized. During the worst of my life and after that there was always art, I left drugs on my own and decided to dedicate my life to it, in the end, I owe it to her.
Since I decided to fly art has been my wings and now I am not afraid to look into the void, now art accompanies me and no, it is not a lifestyle, at least for me, because art saved my life.
|Participation Date:||05 May 2020|