Jose Dávila

This intervention comprises a series of sculptures executed with volumes made with recinto, a kind of volcanic rock, and raw sandstone boulders. The interaction between the perfect geometric shapes of the recinto volumes and the capricious forms of the unaltered boulders, reveals a relation of contrast which is an essential part of Dávila’s sculptural practice. This material divergence highlights the need for active collaboration between the involved elements in order to achieve permanence and balance.

Waves on the beach of Patina Maldives

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Jose’s work originates from the symbolic languages that function within art history and Western visual culture. These pictorial, graphic, and sculptural languages are reconfigured as contradictory and contrasting relations, taking the correspondence between form and content to its limit. Jose’s work is essentially a multidisciplinary endeavor that presents a series of material and visual aporias, these paradoxes permit the coexistence of frailty and resistance, rest and tension, geometric order and random chaos.

Jose’s sculptural work is based on the specificity of the employed materials, their origin, symbolic value, and their formal characteristics are elements that take great significance; industrial materials interact with organic raw materials. With these sculptures, Jose intends to provide visibility to the physical processes that are required in order for things to maintain their shape and occupy space in a specific manner.

Human intervention and the material disposition of things produce hybrid systems that respond to structural intuitions; technique unfolds itself as a poetic dimension. Jose studied architecture at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (Guadalajara, MX). He is a self-taught artist with an intuitive training. His work has been exhibited at Yuz Museum, Shanghai, CN; Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, MX; Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, DE; Museo del Novecento, Firenze, IT; Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona, SP; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, DE; Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, USA; Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, NL; Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, NL; Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo MUAC, Mexico City, MX; among others.

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