The Americas

Jose Davila

Born 1974, Mexico.

Jose Davila studied architecture and sculpture at the Architecture School, ITESO University in Guadalajara, Mexico and the Fine arts Academy of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This fascinating artist has attended a number of residencies in the UK and Germany and since 1996 has held many solo and groups shows in Europe, USA and Mexico. Museum and public gallery exhibitions include group shows at the Camden Arts Centre in London and PS1 in New York. Davila lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Davila is a conceptual artist working across many mediums including sculpture, installation and photography.  Having trained as an architect first, Davila’s art draws inspiration from Buildings and urban structures, urban decay, random organization, refuse and un-intentional man-made patterns. Davila also cites Arte Povera, minimalism and some of minimalism’s best-known artists like Donald Judd, Dan Flavin and Sol LeWitt as having great influence on his work.

Davila pays homage to artists whose work he admires by featuring or recreating specific works of these artists further reinterpreting, re-examining and transforming them into new and original artworks.  His creations further the dialogue initiated by some of the 20th century’s greatest conceptual artists and are thought provoking by referencing the past, examining the present and looking into the future of contemporary art.

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