Size: 24"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
I’ve created a signature, collage-influenced, painting style that fuses elements of photorealism, cubism and fashion design. My paintings deal with the theme of personal identity and evolve around society's idolization of beauty, the enhancements women endure to obtain this level of "perfection" and the impact this has on our society. Everything you see is hand-painted and each creation is a unique portrait of an insecure soul with an incredible story to share.
While working on hit records in the music industry has played a driving force in his career, it’s Vakseen’s (born Otha Davis III) passion for the arts that has served as his key to sanity in the fast paced entertainment business. The self-taught, Floridian has developed a distinct collage-influenced painting style (Vanity Pop) that fuses elements of cubism, photorealism, fashion design and pop surrealism into vibrantly alluring, abstract portraits. While most viewers assume they’re viewing collage or mixed media art, each creation is in fact meticulously hand painted directly on canvas. Drawing distinct inspiration from our fascination with popular culture, his gallant paintings are a celebration of women, beauty, duality, insecurity and self preservation. Currently based in Los Angeles, his paintings have been featured by Adidas, Vans, Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose, Complex, Vibe, Bombay Sapphire and Tupac Shakur’s estate, amongst others. In addition to being sold to collectors and art enthusiasts, his art has been shown in museums, countless gallery exhibitions and featured in over 100 magazines worldwide.