Subject Tags: acrylic painting, icons, thug life, portrait art, portrait of musician, abstract portrait, cubism portrait, original painting, abstract painting, bright yellow, tupac, musician, colorful, pop art, 2pac
Size: 30"W x 40"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
"Chang3d Man" is a 2pac portrait I painted last year. This was 1 of only 20 paintings chosen & featured worldwide in the Shakur Estate's official 2Pac Exhibition (2015).
While working on hit records in the music business has played a driving force in his career, itʼs Vakseenʼs (born Otha Davis III) passion for the arts that has served as his key to sanity in the fast paced entertainment industry. The self-taught, Los Angeles-based artist has created a distinct collage-influenced painting style that fuses elements of surrealism, cubism, photorealism and fashion design onto canvas. Drawing inspiration from women, emotions, and popular culture, his paintings deal with the theme of personal identity and evolve around society's idolization of beauty, as well as the enhancements women endure to obtain this level of "perfection". Currently a resident artist at The Hive Gallery, his paintings have been selected for over 40 solo and group exhibitions in various galleries and venues throughout Los Angeles. His work has also been featured in over 45 art and literary magazines and been sold to collectors and art enthusiasts worldwide.