La Fábula de la Manzana, 2021
Concrete and bronze
37 x 14 x 12 cm
Edition of 35, +4 AP
Signed and numbered
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist
La Fábula de la Manzana, by Jose Dávila + Ediciones Marea, is a limited edition piece that, as recurring themes in his work, consists of crossing two materials that enter into conflict and in harmony with each other at the same time: a block of concrete and a bronze apple. La Fábula de la Manzana investigates the notion of balance and estrangement, of sculpture, structural order and generative chaos, up to the question of what can be understood today with the concept of natural or modern.
The apple, thanks to the work of Isaac Newton, is a metaphor for one of the significant laws of physics, as well as a symbol of original sin for Western Christianity. In this work, Dávila proposes an exegesis of the tradition of minimalist sculpture of the' 60s, using a vocabulary oriented to the experience of the forms that he highlights through the specificity of the materials.