20 December 2012

José Dávila



José Dávila takes simple industrial, building materials with appropriated images as his medium to create works that contest the inherent qualities of modern architecture and other constructed spaces.
As Marco Scotini explains "José Dávila's artistic practice ranges from photographs to the construction of architectural models. Each time, he produces a specular duplicate of an actual piece of architecture in which the reproduction stands as a reduced, precarious and defunctionalized but versatile and open model.  
What Dávila does is create a space that portrays the architecture as such, with interventions that refute the intrinsic qualities of the constructed spaces and question the languages that define their credibility: a column that does not support, a false wall, scaffolding that is not needed and architectural models created by circumstance rather than design are some of the elements that recur in the Mexican artist's work." See more;


Promise of a better world, 2011 - Bricks, White neon light



Silent Semi-circle, 2011 - Cutted wood



Promise of a better world, 2011 - Concrete, White neon light



Untitled, 2004 - Metal plastic



Untitled, 2010 - Red bricks, neon light




Untitled, 2012 - Archival pigment inkjet print on photobase paper



Untitled, 2012 - Archival pigment inkjet print on photobase paper



Untitled, 2009 - Spray paint and found objects