Jose Dávila (Guadalajara, MX, 1974)
Jose Dávila’s work aims to materialize physical phenomena such as gravity, resistance and equilibrium. These relations and their effects are reflected in the behavior of the materials he uses and in how his works achieve to maintain a symbolic and physical balance thanks to the reciprocity and the dialogue between forces, which manifest through precarious balance and moments of containment.
Searching for the poetic nature inherent to these structural intuitions—which often seem to hint an imminent collapse—Dávila produces artworks in which tension and stillness, geometric order and random chaos, fragility and resistance, are rendered through a wide range of materials and media.
Dávila’s work has been exhibited internationally in institutions such as Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China; Franz Josefs Kai 3, Vienna, Austria; Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, Germany; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, US; Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands; Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico; among others. His work is included in numerous private and public collections such as Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, US; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; Inhotim Collection, Brumadinho, Brazil; Pérez Art Museum Miami, US; among others.
Jose Dávila lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico.