In his work, Jose Dávila emphasizes diametrically opposed qualities of materials. This tension is further accentuated in most of his sculptures, constantly engaged in a struggle against gravity. While conveying together Dávila’s interests in Architecture, Minimalism and the History of Art, his sculptures capture a moment of suspension and an ominous tranquility, suitable to the politics of balance. The apparent stillness of the sculptures is the result of the correspondence between forces, the support and the natural tendency of things to fall to earth. Artists’ Award 2017.
His work has been exhibited in Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Marfa Contemporary, Savannah College of Art and Design; Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag; Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar; Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo MUAC, Mexico City; Caixa Forum, Madrid; MoMA PS1, New York; Kunstwerke, Berlin; San Diego Museum of Art; Museo de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Bass Museum of Art, Miami; Museu do Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo; The Moore Space, Miami; NICC, Antwerp, among others; and has been recently nominated to the Baltic Centre