JOSE DÁVILA (b. 1974 Mexico) has received his Licenciatura en Arquitectura from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente TESO in Guadalajara, Mexico, along with having attended several courses in photography and sculpture at the Academia de Bellas Artes in San Miguel Allende, Mexico. He uses conceptual strategies that involve the blurring of traditional assumptions of the spaces he creates his works within. This creates an interference in which functions and meaning block each other, subverting the notion of semiotics in terms of sign and signifier. Much of his work is produced outside of the studio through contractors, defying the notion of the traditional artist’s studio. Selected exhibitions include Galeria Enrique Guerrero in Mexico City, the Camden Arts Center in London, Project Room in Mexico City, and the Miami Art Museum.
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Complexity does not only lie in the complicated, nor only in confusion, nor only in the formal sense. It does, though, in the conceptual sense and so it does in simple formal shapes.