Jose Dávila: Buildings You Must See…

6 Nov

Contemporary Mexican art, photography, collage. Architecture cut out from photographs. Jose DavilaContemporary Mexican art, photography, collage. Architecture cut out from photographs. Jose DavilaMexican art, photography, collage. Architecture cut out from photographs. Jose Davila

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Mexican artist Jose Dávila, based in Guadalajara, works in a range of mediums including photography, sculpture, and installation. The work explores his interest in the relationship between “place and fiction, space and temporality under architecture.” His series of photographs/collages (is it collage if you’re cutting out from an image rather than adding to it?) Buildings You Must See Before You Die are prime examples of these themes. These silhouettes of famous, recognizable architectural icons take over the photo, many cases, in unrealistic proportion to their surroundings, emphasizing their grandeur.

The rest of Dávila’s work, from his light sculptures made with neon tubes paired with bricks and concrete, to his installations, really appeal to me and you might want to check them out as well on his website.

via studio magazine

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