The use of quotation by Davila, the over-accumulated references to known works and the self-referentiality he brings to the discourse of painting, emphasises the historical character of the process and the gestation of artistic creation. Thus he proceeds to reformulate the system of conventions, the institutional and codified character of the signs he treats. 

Exhibition Dates: 19 September – 5 October 1985
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Juan Davila Neo-Pop, 1983-85; oil on canvas; 274 x 548 cm; enquire
Neo-Pop, 1983-85
oil on canvas
274 x 548 cm
Juan Davila Painting Signature, 1984-85; oil on canvas; 274 x 853 cm; enquire
Painting Signature, 1984-85
oil on canvas
274 x 853 cm
Juan Davila The Studio, 1985; gouache; 244 x 344 cm; enquire
The Studio, 1985
gouache
244 x 344 cm
Juan Davila Semblance, 1985; oil on canvas; 274 x 411 cm; enquire
Semblance, 1985
oil on canvas
274 x 411 cm
Juan Davila Ned Kelly, 1984; oil on canvas; 137 x 137 cm; enquire
Ned Kelly, 1984
oil on canvas
137 x 137 cm
Juan Davila Art i$ Homosexual, 1983-85; oil on canvas and collage; 274 x 274 cm; enquire
Art i$ Homosexual, 1983-85
oil on canvas and collage
274 x 274 cm
Juan Davila Sleep, 1985; oil on canvas; 60 x 50 cm; enquire
Sleep, 1985
oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm
Juan Davila Holy Family, 1985; oil on canvas; 60 x 50 cm; enquire
Holy Family, 1985
oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm
Juan Davila Still Life?, 1985; oil on canvas; 60 x 50 cm; enquire
Still Life?, 1985
oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm
Juan Davila Unfinished Picture, 1983-85; oil on canvas; 274 x 274 cm; enquire
Unfinished Picture, 1983-85
oil on canvas
274 x 274 cm