Born in Guadalajara, 1974

Lives and works in Guadalajara, MX

Jose Dávila’s artistic practice is located in the boundaries of the homage, imitation and critique. In a sort of mirage, the artist uses different reproduction strategies to dismantle the relation between form and content, as well as manifest the virtues and deficiencies of his references. Introducing a particular interest in Western culture, the imagery comprised within the artist’s work is based on a deep approach to Architecture and Art History. This allows him to create tautological games regarding the legacy of the 20th Century Avant-gardes. His work addresses the question about the limits of instrumental values through the use of common materials to create sculptures, objects and installation. Frequently, the nature of these materials approaches both, architecture construction as well as formal artistic production, which subscribe his work to principles coined by Minimalism and Arte Povera. Dávila has also manifested a special interest in the use and occupation of space, issues that have been present throughout his career.

Born in Guadalajara, 1974

Lives and works in Guadalajara, MX

Jose Dávila’s artistic practice is located in the boundaries of the homage, imitation and critique. In a sort of mirage, the artist uses different reproduction strategies to dismantle the relation between form and content, as well as manifest the virtues and deficiencies of his references. Introducing a particular interest in Western culture, the imagery comprised within the artist’s work is based on a deep approach to Architecture and Art History. This allows him to create tautological games regarding the legacy of the 20th Century Avant-gardes. His work addresses the question about the limits of instrumental values through the use of common materials to create sculptures, objects and installation. Frequently, the nature of these materials approaches both, architecture construction as well as formal artistic production, which subscribe his work to principles coined by Minimalism and Arte Povera. Dávila has also manifested a special interest in the use and occupation of space, issues that have been present throughout his career.