Born in Madrid, Coco Dávez spent many years working in London as an illustrator for big, bold brands including Chanel, Dior, Vogue, Prada, Pepe Jeans, Bombay Sapphire, Nespresso, Samsung, Puma and Kenzo after starting out under the Spanish newspaper El Mundo. Self-taught and experimental, most recently she was listed in Forbes’ 30 under 30 as one of the most influential artists in the world– deserved recognition for a young woman who has exhibited in Paris, Queensland, Brussels, Lisbon, Barcelona, Madrid and Santiago of Chile to date.
Her most recent series, exhibited in a solo show at Maddox Gallery Westbourne Grove, is entitled Faceless. It features an eclectic mix of cultural and historic icons that remain, perhaps uncomfortably, but certainly easily recognisable even without their facial features. Her eclectic mix of characters makes the collection a surprising and thought-provoking study of culture itself, with works ranging from likenesses of Amy Winehouse and Elton John to TinTin and Popeye. Influenced by Fauvism and inspired by popular culture, each work is bright, carefully outlined yet undeniably abstract; tributes to idols that exist in an elevated sphere beyond their particularities.
Faceless has also been release as a book this year – making it simultaneously her most personal and pubic project to date.
Faceless will be exhibited from 10 to 31 of May 2019. The gallery is open Monday-Saturday 10-6pm and on Sunday 11-5pm.
The exhibition will be held at Maddox Gallery, Westbourne Grove, one of four Maddox sites in London, at 112 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5RU.
No tickets needed – just turn up and enjoy the show.