Every blind wondering ends in a circle
Blueproject Foundation presents "Every Blind Wondering Ends in a Circle", the first solo show of the Mexican artist Jose Dávila in Barcelona. The exhibition, which can be seen in Il Salotto from June 20th to October 29th, 2017, presents four sculptures from the series Joint Effort, a group of works in which the artist reflects on the attraction and tension between the materials, emphasizing, in this case, the relationship of transparency and opacity between them.
The sculptures convey simultaneously the interests of Dávila in the architecture, the minimalism and the Art History and capture a moment of suspension and ominous tranquility. Its apparent stillness is the result of the correspondence between forces, equilibrium and gravity of the earth.
Dávila's sculptural work insists on an opposition of apparently antagonistic materials whose forces and forms are balanced to model a harmonious whole that transforms his creations into effigies of our doubts and contradictions. A formal, visual and material aporia integrated in these sculptures where we discover a coexistence of fragility and resistance, calm and tension, geometry and chaos. An unstable stillness whose suggestive poetry transforms the welcoming space of Il Salotto into a journey of unexpected reflections and tangible dialogues, in a field of flashes and symbols.
About the artist
Jose Dávila (Guadalajara, 1974) lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The artistic practice of Jose Dávila is placed in the boundaries between the homage, the imitation and the critic. Dávila uses diverse strategies to disarticulate the relation between form and content, to address questions about the use and occupation of space, as well as to manifest the virtues and deficiencies of the referents cited. The imaginary that constitutes his work is based on a deep approach to Architecture and Western History of the Art, which allows him to create tautological games that refer to the legacy of Modernity and 20th century avant-garde. Often, the nature of his materials is as close to architecture as to elements of construction, which subscribes Davila's work to the principles of Minimalism and Art Povera.