Vakseen passionately believes that the foundation of every creation is balance. While aesthetically he creates “perfect” beautiful yet simple creations, the viewer is joyfully overwhelmed in its vibrancy, boldness and pop appeal.
“Each portrait is dressed in these intricate patterns and complexed angled layers that conceal these innermost feelings and an incredible journey fueled by insecurity and self-preservation. From the various layers and fusion of artistic genres to the optical illusion of my work being in a collage, you have this beautiful voice to be heard. I could say that’s me, but it really is all of us.”
The artworks created by this artist pulsate with feminine energy. The series, Vanity Pop is a celebration of women, beauty, fashion, duality, insecurity and self preservation. With that foundation, Vakseen’s abstract portraits are a visual dialogue about our society’s idolization of beauty, the cosmetic enhancements endured to meet the status quo and the impact this has on popular culture.
“My creations pulsate with feminine energy. Women are God’s greatest work of art and I believe life as we know it, evolves around them; hence so does my art. I aim for my art to celebrate diversity and the acute imperfections and endless perfections that exist within every woman. With these, I have created a signature painting style (Vanity Pop) that fuses elements of photorealism, cubism and fashion design. Although my work looks like collage,it’s in fact, meticulously hand painted to blur the boundaries between perception and reality.”
Vakseen does not have one artist that inspires him and it is hard for him to be moved by just one. He is inspired by everyone that is committed to living their dreams and enhancing world. He is a pop artist and a surrealist and appreciates artists like Maritte, Dali, Warhol and Picasso. They have paved the way for him and so many others by making the world see things from a different lens. He hopes like them he will someday see his work in museums with the respect of the “art world” like these great artists that impact his artistic being but more importantly to be an artist of desire for the walls of the viewers.
“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. I really want Vakseen to be a household name and on as many walls, in as many homes as possible.”
Otha Davis III is a leader in the art world with creativity and drive to be on top but he never loses sight on what is most important in our world and that is love. He is committed to love in all aspects and especially to his fiance, new baby on the way and family. He hopes to create great music while enjoying his favorites, eat amazing food and travel the world with his family. Truly to laugh and simply live life to the fullest while helping impact the world he travels and everything in it.
“The world is a work of art and a product of creation, as we are too. Without art, we don’t exist and there is no world. The world needs too many upgrades, lol but that’s the foundation of everything. Art is love. The whole act of creating new life and sharing it with the world regardless of the subject is love.”
Written By Skye Amber Sweet
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When you hear the name ‘Vakseen’ you automatically think of trendsetter and pioneer in the art world. Otha Davis III is known in the art and music industry as Vakseen and is a brand in himself with an impressive background to back it up. A lover, a hyper realistic dreamer and artistic adventurer; Vakseen has created a bold image of not only who he is in the art world but also who he wants to be. There is no stopping what avenue his passion and innovation takes him and there are many to choose from. Besides being an amazing artist with untouchable paths he has set forth, he also is a curator, music producer and song writer along with carrying the titles of talent manager, collagist and painter. Although he has many things to be proud of and with his talent currently carrying him closer to his dreams, he is a kind human being that also works hard on making the world a better place.
“I’d like to believe I’m consistently working towards and contributing to my legacy daily by simply living my dreams and spreading love, enlightenment, creativity and positivity. Giving back to the world and helping others is important to me as well. I’m all about doing things to actually enhance amazing culture we are a part of.
Born in Georgia and now residing here in the City of Angels, Vakseen is a true artist not only as many hope to be but in a very literal sense. He wears many hats and swears he is no jack of trades but he is committed to the main focus in his artist being to work towards his goals as a visual artist and musician. Vakseen’s art and music are similar in the sense in its vibrancy, originality and photorealistic portraits provoking the appearance of being collages.
“I’ve been an artist as long as I have memories. Literally from childhood and I’m fully self-taught, so it’s a God-given talent. I think when you’re an artist of any kind we MUST create. That’s the energy that feeds our soul, so I can’t necessarily say why. I simply know it’s my purpose and imperative to my existence, happiness and sanity.”
Vakseen currently has works in his Pop Icon Series that teases the mind into thinking they are what they are not while keeping a beautiful flow of feminine imagery with immense edge. His work is an extension of himself on multiple levels. His work is an extension of me on multiple levels showcasing focal points we all can appreciate and relate to.
“I grew up overweight, so I wasn’t the most confident. I wasn’t a hermit or anything, but was insecure about my appearance. Society does that to people especially with the importance we place on outer appearances. Even though I couldn’t fathom being a woman in this patriarchal world we live in, I open my creative process to the allure inherent to women. The message in my work is all too familiar.”