Jose Dávila’s artistic practice is located in the boundaries of homage, imitation and critique. In a sort of mirage, the artist uses different reproduction strategies to dismantle the relation between form and content, as well as manifest the virtues and deficiencies of his references. For more than a decade, Dávila has configured distinctive aesthetics in his body of work, evidencing both his education as an architect as well as his character of self-taught historian.
Davila’s work addresses the question about the limits of instrumental values through the use of common materials to create sculptures, objects and installation. Frequently, the nature of these materials approaches architecture and construction, as well as formal artistic production, which subscribes his work to principles coined by Minimalism and Arte Povera. Dávila has also manifested a special interest in the use and occupation of space, issues that have been present throughout his career.