artworks > Abecedario de Juárez

Like Hans Holbein's 1538 alphabet, death is at the core of Abecedario de Juárez. This polyptych depicts the daily fare in Juárez: torture, execution and mutilation. In Juarez, killing is an industry as well as an entertainment. Abecedario de Juárez is the ‘rosetta stone’ for a new vocabulary rising out of Juárez and the visual accompaniment for a glossary of Juárez crime terminology. A book of these “ABCs” will fix aspects of an ever evolving language that is secretive by nature. It will inevitably be a history book. Many words and meanings will have fallen out of use before the pages are bound.

ABCedario de Juárez
sgraffito drawing with acrylic ink on panel
43 x 79 inches
2010
Title Panel for Abecedario de Juarez
sgraffitto drawing on panel
10x16 inches
2010
alphabet, Juárez, Mexico, Joint Operation Chihuahua, sicario,
sgraffito drawing on panel
10x8 inches
2010
B
sgraffito drawing on panel
10x8 inches
2010
C
sgraffito drawing on panel
10x8 inches
2010
CH
sgraffito drawing on panel
10x8 inches
2010
D
sgraffito drawing with acrylic on panel
10x8 inches
2010
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sgraffito drawing on panel
10x8 inches
2010
F
sgraffito drawing on panel
10x8 inches
2010
G
sgraffito drawing with acrylic on panel
10x8 inches
2010
H
sgraffito drawing on panel
10x8 inches
2010
I
sgraffito drawing on panel
10x8 inches
2010
J
sgraffito drawing on panel
10x8 inches
2010
K
sgraffito drawing on panel
2010
L
sgraffito drawing on panel
10x8 inches
2010
LL
sgraffito drawing on panel
10x16 inches
2010
M
sgraffito drawing on panel
10x8 inches
2010
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sgraffito drawing on panel
10x8 inches
2010
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sgraffitto drawing on panel
10x8 inches
2010
O
sgraffito drawing on panel with acrylic
10 x 8 inches
2010
P
sgraffito drawing on panel
10 x 8 inches
2010
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sgraffito drawing on panel
2010
R
sgraffito on panel
10 x 8 inches
2010
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sgraffito drawing on panel
10 x 8 inches
2010
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sgraffito drawing on panel
10 x 8 inches
2010
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sgraffito drawing on panel
10 x 8 inches
2010
V
sgraffito drawing on panel
10x8 inches
2010
W
sgraffito drawing on panel
10 x 16 inches
2010
X
sgraffito drawing on panel
10 x 8 inches
2010
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sgraffito drawing on panel
10 x 8 inches
2010
Z
sgraffito drawing on panel
10 x 8 inches
2010
encobijados, Juárez, murder, extrajudicial
sgraffito drawing on panel
18 x 24 inches
drawing, Juarez slang, pitbull, rehab center,
sgraffito drawing on panel
11x 14 inches
2014
Alice Leora Briggs, drawing, Juarez, Abecedario de Juarez, chapulín, grasshopper
sgraffito drawing with acrylic
11 x 14 inches
2016
Calderón, limpieza social, daño colateral, política de exterminio, baja colateral, Alice Leora Briggs, Juárez, Abecedario de Juárez
sgraffito drawing with acryl gouache
canelas, Juarez, drawing, narcotrafficking
sgraffito drawing with tinted gesso and acrylic ink on panel
11 x 14 inches
2016
clavo, drug trafficking. Abecedario de Juarez, crack, piedre
sgraffito drawing with acrylic ink on panel
14 x 11 inches
2012
desaparición forzada
sgraffito drawing with acrylic
12 x 12 inches
2016
Fever
sgraffito drawing with acrylic ink and gesso on pael
18 x 24 inches
Juarez, violence, drawing, Alice Leora Briggs
sgraffito with acrylic ink on panel
11 x 14
2014
la mota
sgraffito drawing with tinted gesso on panel
8 x 10 inches
2015
Pi
sgraffito drawing on panel
12 x 12 inches
2016
Filereado
sgraffito drwing on panel
27 x 24 inches
2014
los pelos duros
sgraffito with acrylic ink on panel
11 x 14
2015
General Felipe de Jesús Espitia, Juarez, desaparecido
sgraffito drawing with acrylic and gesso
11 x 14 inches
2015
Levantado
sgraffito drawing on panel
18 x 24 inches
2014
Puesto
sgraffito drawing with acrylic ink and gesso on panel
diptych: each panel is 18 x 24 inches
2014