Vakseen Sensational Paintings Fuse Elements Of Photorealism, Cubism And Fashion Design

While working on hit records 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 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, Complex, Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose, Vibe, Bombay Sapphire Gin, and Tupac Shakur’s estate, among others.
Vakseen: ‘In essence, my art is a visual dialogue about society’s idolization of beauty and the surreal, superficial times we live in. I only hope to be fortunate enough to produce art that consistently ignites discussion, captivates the senses and most importantly, questions the importance we place on outer appearances’.
Vakseen new paintings will be on view at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, California July 7 – July 30, 2017.

Vakseen sensational paintings fuse elements of photorealism, cubism and fashion design

Vakseen sensational paintings fuse elements of photorealism, cubism and fashion design

Vakseen sensational paintings fuse elements of photorealism, cubism and fashion design

Vakseen sensational paintings fuse elements of photorealism, cubism and fashion design

Vakseen sensational paintings fuse elements of photorealism, cubism and fashion design

Vakseen sensational paintings fuse elements of photorealism, cubism and fashion design

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