José Dávila – Every blind wondering ends in a circle

Dates: 20.06.17 – 29.10.17

Blueproject Foundation – Il Salotto

Aurélien Le Genissel
Renato Della Poeta

José Dávila

Catalogue available here



“Every Blind Wondering Ends in a Circle” is 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.

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