Jose Davila formed vertical compositions that reflect the various aspirations in sculptural art throughout the centuries. His sculpture art columns have a cutting look and play with shapes and forms in a very fun way!
The Guadalajara-based contemporary artist explores elements present in sculptural language throughout the history of western art. Presented within the Villanueva pavilion at the royal botanical garden of Madrid and under the title ‘not all those who wander are lost’, Jose Davila‘s sculptural compositions condense significant events in the history of art through the merging of organic and industrial materials.
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‘totems were destroyed or cloistered into the exhibition rooms of museums; columns were transformed into pedestals and plinths. paradoxically these classic architectural elements took distance from the building itself and became a sort of transition ground between the sculptural object and the architectural space.’ Jose Davida explains.
Minimalist and classic elements, randomly found objects and construction materials. These were the materials used for this modern art composition. The art installation traces the course of sculptural language, including the function and history of the column from an element of constructive support to mere decoration, and the construction of totems in ancient times for spiritual and religious purposes.