Jose Dávila

 

presented by TRAVESIA CUATRO

 

 

Born 1974 in Guadalajara, México

 

 

Jose Dávila is an artist who knows very well about the sustained decay of these and other urban models, in underdeveloped conditions, not only because of his formal training as an architect, but because of having been naturally exposed to it since an early age. Eastern Europe social housing, the banlieus in Paris, the streets of Como, public hospitals in Africa and almost all working-class neighbourhoods in Latin America (amongst countless other remote locations around the world), all seem to share the wounds of the ultimately unsolved applicability of modernist architectural principles.

 

 


Jose Dávila, Buildings you have to see before you die, 2008, Plotter print, cut paper, Variable dimensions