Jeffrey Grove (Contributor) Sean Kelly Gallery New York (Contributor) Pedro Alonzo (Contributor) Louisa Edgerton (Contributor) Frauke V. Josenhans (Contributor) Patricia Martin (Contributor) Humberto Moro (Contributor) David Raskin (Contributor) Sabine Schasch (Contributor) Karen Stein (Contributor)show more
PRE-ORDER released 27 October 2022
In a practice spanning nearly two decades, Jose Davila has created an expressive body of work that explores the visual tropes and iconic symbols of art, architecture, and urban design. Initially trained as an architect and self-educated as a visual artist, Davila creates sculptures, installations and photographic works that simultaneously emulate, critique, and pay homage to 20th-century avant-garde art and architecture, referencing artists and architects from Luis Barragan to Josef Albers and Donald Judd. Humor and melancholy co-mingle in works that often explore the tension between industrial and organic materials and the forces of compression and balance. This monograph assesses the full scope of Davila's practice in all media for the first time, and includes texts attesting to the historical and social dimensions of Davila's art. Essays address the artist's early pieces, his exercises on balance, sculpture, graphics and paintings, and his works in public space. 200 Illustrations, unspecified
About the Author
JOSE DAVILA (*1974, Guadalajara) studied architecture in the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente in Guadalajara. His carefully constructed artworks are meditations on balance and the relationship between different combined elements. Davila lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico.
- Contributor: Jeffrey Grove
- Imprint: Hatje Cantz
- ISBN13: 9783775744652
- Number of Pages: 320
- Packaged Dimensions: 250x295mm
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Hatje Cantz
- Release Date: 2022-10-27
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: JOSE DAVILA (*1974, Guadalajara) studied architecture in the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente in Guadalajara. His carefully constructed artworks are meditations on balance and the relationship between different combined elements. Davila lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico.