MADDOX GALLERY EXCLUSIVELY LAUNCH RISING STAR COCO DÁVEZ
Renowned influential London based art gallery, Maddox Gallery, will exclusively unveil Spanish artist Coco Dávez's striking collection of ‘Faceless’ portraits in May 2019. The launch of her most acclaimed body of work to date is undoubtedly set to disrupt the art scene in London and further afield.
Madrid based Coco Dávez is a rising star in the arts world. Recently listed in the '30 Under 30' list of most influential artists by Forbes - and tipped this year by GQ Magazine as one of the ’10 Best Artists Working Today’ - Coco was the only Spanish artist included.
Having fully embraced the digital era we live in, Coco has made the most out of her huge popularity on Instagram with her filter-friendly artwork. Using acrylic on canvas, Coco’s chosen subjects play tribute to her idols, many of which have inspired her career to date. Combining pop art with neorealism, facial features are left blank in the portraits conjuring an air of playfulness by inviting the viewer to a game of ‘Guess Who?’. Instead, the most recognisable characteristics, clothing or accessories help distinguish her most loved artistic icons.
The collection features a range of understated yet ingenious and wildly colourful works, amongst which one can find the likes of Amy Winehouse, Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Bowie, Grace Coddington, Picasso, Andy Warhol, Iris Apfel, Richie Tenenbaum and Frida Kahlo amongst many more.
With an established celebrity cult following amongst opinion leaders in Spain, Coco’s artistic approach has been applauded for her pure lines, use of colour and the simplicity of painting faceless portraits.
Coco also is a published author having successfully delivered a book of illustrations, which will be launched in English for the first time to coincide with the unveiling of her first UK solo show on 10th May 2019 at Maddox Gallery Westbourne Grove. She has also exhibited internationally, from Paris and Madrid to Belgium and Santiago de Chile.
Coco Dávez's colourful universe has led her to collaborate with Chanel, Kenzo, Prada, Desigual, Puma, Bombay Sapphire and Nespresso, amongst other leading brands. Her work includes both painting and photography and has been exhibited in Paris, Queensland, Brussels, Lisbon, Barcelona Madrid, Valencia and San Sebastian.
About Maddox Gallery
Maddox Gallery is an international group of galleries specialising in contemporary and modern art. Founded by James Nicholls, the gallery has built a reputation for sourcing and exhibiting exclusive, cutting-edge art from internationally-acclaimed and emerging artists.
Many of the artists exhibited at Maddox know and encourage each other’s work, meaning the gallery has become an important London hub for this influential international group.
As well as dealing in art by blue chip artists including Andy Warhol, KAWS, Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama, Jean-Michel Basquiat and more, they exhibit art from emerging and established artists such as Bradley Theodore, RETNA, Mike Dargas, David Yarrow, Dan Baldwin, Harland Miller and The Connor Brothers.
The flagship gallery is located on Maddox Street in the heart of Mayfair, London. Three further West London galleries are located in Westbourne Grove and two in Shepherd Street, Mayfair. The first international gallery opened in 2017 in the prestigious alpine ski resort of Gstaad, Switzerland. Maddox Gallery Los Angeles is the newest gallery location and first in the United States, having opened its doors in October 2018.
Exhibition Dates 10th-31st May
Maddox Gallery, Westbourne Grove, 112 Westbourne Grove, London, W2 5RU