(via Ernesto Walker)
" January 2010 "( Ciudad Juárez, México. )
Ink over paper
55 x 75cm
This project consist on a series of 12 medium format (55 x 75 cm) ink drawings working with the violence recently experimented by the country in its condition as a social and historical process. However, this experiment looks for a more serene and enigmatic point of view, creating a gap between the resulting abstract compositions and its original media context. The creative process begins with the research for explicit images from fire weapons confrontations released by the media. As a documentary , twelve pictures were chosen, one for each month of 2010. The patterns revealed by the bullet holes in the images are taken as a path for the construction of each drawing, resulting in compositions that are directly connected and conditioned by the circumstances of the event. Regarding this, the artwork has an intimate relation to the topic and preserves its strength, while getting apart of its usual morbid imagery . At the same time, it postulates the moment the country is passing through as a social process capable of generating valuable experiences: diamonds, for the maturity , awakening and transcendence of citizenship.