Tell us a little bit about your background, how did you get your start in the art world?
In the art world I started professionally in 2010 when I lived in London.
What is your creative process like?
Every day I am documenting about aesthetic movements that I like that are inspiring me here and there. The most difficult thing is to find the idea. Once you have the idea the next step in the process is sketching, then trying different materials and color combinations; I make collages to get an idea of how it will be exposed in a real space. Once I convince myself it all works then I begin the final piece.
What inspired your “faceless” series?
This collection is a tribute to all my idols, characters that have somehow marked me throughout my life.
As a child you wanted to be a fashion designer. Is this something we expect to see from you soon?
If all goes well I would like to draw a line of clothes this year, but I am very thorough with all my projects and I need to have everything under control to carry it out.
I read that Picasso is one of your biggest influences. What is your favorite piece by him?
‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’ is my favorite piece by Picasso, I remember seeing it for the first time in the movie ‘Titanic’ when I was eight years old and was fascinated by the colors of the painting. A few months ago I was lucky to see it at the MoMa Museum and of course it is a piece that provokes many things in me, I feel Stendhal’s syndrome when I see it. Although probably what arouses the most feelings in me is the photographic process of the creation of Guernica.
What is inspiring you right now? What are you currently working on?
I am currently sucking on everything that at some point in my life inspired me to create a book that I am writing and drawing on my relationship with art.
Coco Dávez is not your real name, what inspired this moniker?
My real name is Valeria Palmeiro, ‘Coco’ came up with a Sesame Street character that made me very funny and ‘Dávez’ is the total invention of a surname.
What can we expect to see from you in the future?
I hope that the Dávez universe will grow and not be left alone in the canvases, I would like this signature to become a company.