Jose Dávila

Mexican, b. 1974

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Jose Dávila

Mexican, b. 1974

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Drawing on his training as an architect, Jose Dávila reflects on the failure of utopian, modernist architectural principles in his assemblages, mixed-media works, photography, and installations. “There is something poetic in failure and in our limitations,” he says, “because we live with a modernism that is not preserved, where we see buildings that have abandoned or demolished and others have been badly remodeled.” Dávila is primarily known for his assemblages—spatial investigations and hybrids of painted wood, found objects, and plastics that resemble maquettes or quasi-functional structures. He is influenced by Donald Judd, Jannis Kounnellis, and Sol LeWitt.

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Biography

Drawing on his training as an architect, Jose Dávila reflects on the failure of utopian, modernist architectural principles in his assemblages, mixed-media works, photography, and installations. “There is something poetic in failure and in our limitations,” he says, “because we live with a modernism that is not preserved, where we see buildings that have abandoned or demolished and others have been badly remodeled.” Dávila is primarily known for his assemblages—spatial investigations and hybrids of painted wood, found objects, and plastics that resemble maquettes or quasi-functional structures. He is influenced by Donald Judd, Jannis Kounnellis, and Sol LeWitt.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Museo Jumex
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
ArtReview, and 1 more
Shows Featuring Jose Dávila
Articles Featuring Jose Dávila
The Delacroix Masterpiece That Unites Picasso, Lichtenstein, and Jose Dávila
Oct 17th, 2016
Danger and Elegance Converge in New Sculptures by Jose Dávila
Nov 2nd, 2015
Mexican Artists Jose Dávila and Jorge Méndez Blake Build Stories and Suspense at Art Basel
Jun 13th, 2015
Armory Presents: Emerging Artists, Newly Established Galleries
Feb 24th, 2014
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