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jose davila cuts-out landmark architecture and sculpture
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dec 06, 2013
jose davila cuts-out landmark architecture and sculpture


jose davila cuts-out landmark architecture and sculpture
buildings you must see before you die, 2008
archival pigment inkjet print on photobase paper
145 x 250 cm

 

 

 

mexican artist jose davila‘s creative preoccupation in the relationship between space and transience, in terms of architecture, art and sculpture is most exemplified in his series of cut-out works. taking photographs of landmark locales, buildings, and statues, the artist hand-removes the focal point, leaving a white void where a renowned monument should sit. by extracting the famed visuals from their context, the observer is left to interpret the new situation and asked to identify the subject matter without the details and qualities most familiar to them. 

 

 


buildings you must see before you die, 2008
archival pigment inkjet print on photobase paper
145 x 250 cm

 

 


chronological history of sculpture, 2013
archival pigment inkjet print on photobase paper
215.5 x 486.5 cm

 

 


a chronological history of sculpture (detail)
archival pigment inkjet print on photobase paper
200 x 500 cm

 

 


a chronological history of sculpture (detail)
archival pigment inkjet print on photobase paper
200 x 500 cm

 

 


a chronological history of sculpture (detail)
archival pigment inkjet print on photobase paper
200 x 500 cm

 

 

 
a chronological history of sculpture (details)
archival pigment inkjet print on photobase paper
200 x 500 cm
 

 

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