Contradictory feelings of weight, tension and levity run throughout Jose Dávila’s works. Making use of materials in a way that pushes the limits of our perception, he pairs incongruent elements that cause us to re-examine the ways in which we understand what is at hand. Taking inspiration from the ideals put in place by the 20th century avant-garde, Jose Dávila re-contextualises artists, iconic artworks and raw materials.
Figures and details are cutout and re-worked. Unexpected elements are brought into our focus. Heavy materials are juxtaposed with impossibly delicate placement. The result is an elegant balancing act which feels almost atmospheric, drawing us in as we wait to see if things will stand or fall.
Galleri Nicolai Wallner
Glentevej 47-49, 2400 København NV