Jose Dávila's work, nurtured by his architecture formation, makes constant reflections on modern architecture and urbanism, contemporary art, its forecasts and failures. With references such as architectural utopias or milestones in twentieth century art, Dávila approaches the vital contradictions between form and function. His hybrid structures can become cold or warm, light and heavy, producing signs of functionality, which are impossible to discern, and whose meaning varies between architecture and art.Read More
Humour, melancholy and a sense of loss are notions expressed by the artist through elemental forms and materials, referencing the work of key artists and architects in the history of art. By appropriating the series Homage to the Square by Josef Albers, Donald Judd's 'stacks', or cutting out the figure of Yves Klein jumping to the void or Piero Manzoni signing the back of one his 'living sculptures', Dávila reflects on the definition of conceptual art that states that it is the content and not the form what gives importance and meaning to a work of art.
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José Dávila elabora el discurso de Mecánica de lo inestable, su exposición en la galería OMR, a partir de las características de los materiales que conforman sus esculturas. 'Me interesa exprimir mo
Recientemente fue inaugurada en la Galería OMR la muestra Mecánica de lo inestable del mexicano José Dávila. Formado en la arquitectura, la práctica escultórica del artista se encuentra permeada por
The four recipients of this year's BALTIC Artists' Award are Jose Dávila, Eric N. Mack, Toni Schmale and Shen Xin. The winners of the 2017 prize were announced this month at BALTIC Centre for Contempo
If you visit Regent’s Park over the next few days, the usual squawks and whinnying emanating from London Zoo will be accompanied by animated chirruping and the squeak of air kisses at Frieze Art Fair nearby. As usual, gaggles of well-dressed art aficionados and admirers, collectors, journalists and even the odd celeb or two descend onto...
Mecánica de lo inestable (6 February–9 May 2018) presents two recent groups of sculptural works by Jose Dávila. The title of the exhibition works as a haiku, demonstrating the conflictive relationsh