Moises Nostra Vega is a Mexican American artist based in Dallas, Texas. Born in Monclova Vieja, Coahuila De Zaragoza, Mexico, most of his work is has to do with Mexican culture, history, etc. and he’s only been painting for the last year or so.
He has created (or is still creating) four paintings based on photographs I took during my 2012 trip to Juventino Rosas. The image of the painting shown is the latest in the series and was inspired by this photograph. The painting is not yet finished, I’ll post an update when it’s done.
It’s an honor to have an artist create a painting(s) based on photos that I took. Humbling and flattering at the same time. Even better is I have gotten to know Moises and consider him a friend.
I’ve taken a few snapshots of him at various art events we’ve both attended and I’m planning to do a formal portrait of him very soon.
Painting and photo by Moises Nostra Vega
Portrait of Moises Nostra Vega by Chris Curnutt